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  • Museum number

    PDF,A.74

  • Description

    Guangdong stoneware bottle with globular body and straight cylindrical neck with two ridges. The bottle has a dark body and purplish-brown glaze at the mouth, dark green glaze at neck and one area of shoulder, and pale green glaze on the body. Where exposed the body is reddish. The base is glazed and the lower part unglazed.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1949
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  • Ware

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 121 millimetres
    • Diameter: 105 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18th-19thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A74

    Bottle with brown, green and pale green glazes


    Shiwan (pronounced Shekwan in Cantonese) 石灣 is located six kilometres southwest of the city centre of Foshan 佛山 in the Foshan municipality, in Nanhai county 南海縣 , twenty kilometres southwest of Guangzhou 廣州 in Guangdong province 廣東省 in Southern China. Although some rare pieces of Ming dynasty (1368-1644) date survive, the kilns flourished in the 18th to 19th centuries and Republican Period. At that time they were exporting to Southeast Asia, Europe and North America as well as making for the domestic market.


    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 to Republican, AD 1800–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.40, no.A74 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.71, no.A74 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.74

Guangdong stoneware bottle with globular body and straight cylindrical neck with two ridges. Dark body covered in purplish-brown glaze at mouth, with dark green at neck and one area of shoulder, and pale green on body. Base glazed and lower part unglazed. Body reddish where exposed.

Guangdong stoneware bottle with globular body and straight cylindrical neck with two ridges. Dark body covered in purplish-brown glaze at mouth, with dark green at neck and one area of shoulder, and pale green on body. Base glazed and lower part unglazed. Body reddish where exposed.

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