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    Guangdong stoneware deep bowl. The bowl has a dark grey body and thick sky-blue glaze suffused with purple. Where exposed the body is reddish. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed.

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    • 1644-1911
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    • Height: 100 millimetres
    • Diameter: 133 millimetres
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    Published PDF date : Ming/Qing 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A71

    Jun-type bowl with purple splashes

    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. Connoisseurs 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 opalescent blue and lavender glazes
    Jun-type ware 鈞窯 possibly Shiwan ware 石灣窯
    Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣 or Foshan, Nanhai county, Guangdong province, 廣東省, 南海縣, 佛山
    Qing dynasty, AD 1644–1911


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    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.40, no.A71 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.70, no.A71 bibliographic details
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Guangdong stoneware deep bowl. Dark grey body covered in thick sky-blue glaze suffused with purple. Base glazed and foot rim unglazed. Body reddish where exposed.

Guangdong stoneware deep bowl. Dark grey body covered in thick sky-blue glaze suffused with purple. Base glazed and foot rim unglazed. Body reddish where exposed.

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