Guangdong stoneware cup in form of half a peach with twig handle standing on two twigs at base. The cup has a dark greyish-brown body and pale blue glaze suffused with grey and purple. There are three tiny spur marks on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: Shiwan
- (Asia,China,Guangdong (province),Shiwan)
- Height: 46 millimetres
- Width: 92 millimetres
- Depth: 77 millimetres
Published PDF date : 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Cup or brush-washer in the form of a halved peach
Highly plastic iron-rich pottery clay and coarse sand were used for the bodies of Shiwan wares. Indigenous Shiwan sand was mixed with imported grey clay, most of which came from Dongguan which had been exporting its clay since Ming times. Vessels were either biscuit fired or covered in thick unctuous glazes such as this peach shaped vessel.
Stoneware with brown, green and 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 or Republican period, about AD 1800–1949
Guangdong stoneware cup in form of half peach with twig handle standing on two twigs at base. Dark greyish-brown body covered in pale blue glaze suffused with grey and purple. Base glazed with three tiny spur marks.
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Object reference number: RRC39638
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