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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.80

  • Description

    Yixing or Guangdong stoneware water-vessel of pyramidal shape, with carved wooden stand. The water-vessel has a dark body and opaque grey glaze which appears yellowish where thin. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed. There is an owner's inscription on the stand.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1884
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 33 millimetres
    • Width: 75 millimetres
    • Depth: 74 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on the base of the stand
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        光緒十年甲申五月,水斗得扵吾桐方恪敏公觀承家其裔官蜀中也。紫口鉄足粉青蟹爪鳳凰山麓宋官窯造閱八百年文房至寶。燮生葉毓榮銘並記。
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Guangxu shi nian jiashen wuyue, shuidou de yu wu Tong Fang Keming Gong, Guancheng jia, qi yi guan Shuzhong ye, Cikou tiezu fenqing xiezhao Fenghuangshan lu Song guanyao zao yue babai nian wenfang zhibao. Xiesheng Ye Yurong ming bing ji.
      • Inscription Translation

        In the fifth month of Jiashen year, tenth year of the Guangxu reign (AD 1884). The water pot was obtained in my friend the revered Fang Keming's (also called Fang Guancheng) house. His descendent took an official post in Sichuan. "Purple mouth and iron foot celadon crab claw" was made at the foot of Fenghuangshan in the Song imperial kiln. This pot has existed for eight hundred years. An extremely rare treasure in a scholar's studio. Composed and recorded by Ye Yurong (also called Xiesheng).
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18th-19thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A80

    Water vessel with guan-type glaze and inscription


    This unusual vessel is covered with a guan-type glaze. It stands on a wood stand with an inscription which reads 光緒十年甲申五月,水斗得扵吾桐方恪敏公觀承家其裔官蜀中也。紫口鉄足粉青蟹爪鳳凰山麓宋官窯造閱八百年��房至寶。燮生葉毓榮銘並記。[In the fifth month of Jiashen year, tenth year of the Guangxu reign (AD 1884). The water pot was obtained in my friend the revered Fang Keming's (also called Fang Guancheng) house. His descendent took an official post in Sichuan. "Purple mouth and iron foot celadon crab claw" was made at the foot of Fenghuangshan in the Song imperial kiln. This pot has existed for eight hundred years. An extremely rare treasure in a scholar's studio. Composed and recorded by Ye Yurong (also called Xiesheng).]


    Porcelain with celadon glaze
    Shiwan (pronounced Shekwan in Cantonese) ware石灣窯 or Yixing ware宜興窯
    Foshan, Nanhai county, Guangdong province, 廣東省, 南海縣, 佛山 or Yixing, Jiangsu province 江蘇省, 宜興縣
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1884Translated by Kaijun Chen, Dec. 12th 2011.

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.41, no.A80 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.72, no.A80 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.80

Yixing or Guangdong stoneware water-vessel of pyramidal shape. Dark body covered with opaque grey glaze which appears yellowish where thin. Inside and base glazed and foot rim unglazed. Carved wooden stand with owner's inscription.

Yixing or Guangdong stoneware water-vessel of pyramidal shape. Dark body covered with opaque grey glaze which appears yellowish where thin. Inside and base glazed and foot rim unglazed. Carved wooden stand with owner's inscription.

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