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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.78

  • Description

    Guangdong stoneware dish in form of mallow flower with six petals. The dish has a dark brown body and green-grey glaze suffused with dark brown. Where exposed, the body is reddish. There is an impressed seal on the base, which is glazed. The foot rim is unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25 millimetres
    • Diameter: 141 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character seal reading Taogu zhu ren (Master Taogu) impressed on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A78

    Flower shaped dish with brown, green and pale green glazes


    Selected Shiwan pieces 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. The base of this mallow flower shaped dish is impressed with a four-character seal mark which reads Taogu zhuren (Master Taogu) impressed on the base


    Stoneware with brown, green and pale green glazes
    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 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.41, no.A78 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.72, no.A78 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.78

Guangdong stoneware dish in form of mallow flower with six petals. Dark brown body covered in green-grey glaze suffused with dark brown. Base glazed and foot rim unglazed. Body reddish where exposed. Impressed seal on base.

Guangdong stoneware dish in form of mallow flower with six petals. Dark brown body covered in green-grey glaze suffused with dark brown. Base glazed and foot rim unglazed. Body reddish where exposed. Impressed seal on base.

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