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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.79

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1911
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 69 millimetres
    • Diameter: 168 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Script

        seal script
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        就正軒造
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Jiuzheng xuan zao
      • Inscription Translation

        Made for the Jiuzheng studio
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing late 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A79

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.41, no.A79 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.72, no.A79 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case8/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.79

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.

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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