Guangdong stoneware bowl with sixteen roughly cut foliations. The bowl has a buff body and pale grey glaze with crackle stained mid-grey. There is an impressed seal on the base, which is unglazed. The base and foot are covered in dark reddish-brown slip.
- Made in: Shiwan
- (Asia,China,Guangdong (province),Shiwan)
- Height: 69 millimetres
- Diameter: 168 millimetres
Inscription Scriptseal script
Inscription TransliterationJiuzheng xuan zao
Inscription TranslationMade for the Jiuzheng studio
Published PDF date : Qing late 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with seal mark
Like other successful ceramic-producing centres, Shiwan is too hilly for a flourishing farming industry, but has plentiful supplies of wood to fuel the kilns and is close to a network of rivers for easy transportation of finished goods. Selected Shiwan pieces such as this are signed by their makers. Connoiseurs regarded these marks as a brand of authenticity and quality. One can trace some potters’ histories using these marks through local family genealogies. A mark on the base reads: 就正軒造 Jiuzheng xuan zao 'Made for the Jiuzheng studio'
Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
Shiwan (pronounced Shekwan in Cantonese) ware石灣窯
Foshan, Nanhai county, Guangdong province, 廣東省, 南海縣, 佛山
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1911
Guangdong stoneware bowl with sixteen roughly cut foliations. Buff body covered in pale grey glaze with crackle stained mid-grey. Unglazed base and inside foot covered in dark reddish-brown slip, and messy impressed seal on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39704
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