Guangdong stoneware vase of ovoid meiping form. The vase has thick speckled medium blue glaze with many bubbles. Where exposed the body is dark reddish-brown. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed.
- Made in: Shiwan
- (Asia,China,Guangdong (province),Shiwan)
- Height: 326 millimetres
- Diameter: 189 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 19thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase with imitation Jun glaze
Craftsmen made some of the finest copies of Jun wares in Shiwan, Guangdong province in the late Ming and Qing dynasties. 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 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.
Stoneware with thick, mottled purplish-blue 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 1800–1900
Guangdong stoneware vase of meiping form with ovoid body covered in thick speckled medium blue glaze with many bubbles. Base glazed and foot rim unglazed . Body dark reddish-brown where exposed.
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Object reference number: RRC39660
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