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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.
- Made in: Shiwan
- (Asia,China,Guangdong (province),Shiwan)
- Height: 25 millimetres
- Diameter: 141 millimetres
Inscription CommentFour-character seal reading Taogu zhu ren (Master Taogu) impressed on the base
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39693
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