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.
- Made in: China
- Height: 100 millimetres
- Diameter: 133 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming/Qing 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39617
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