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Guan stoneware bowl constructed in two parts with inner bowl and outer container, both of which are lobed with five petal-shaped sections in the form of a prunus flower. The bowl has a grey body and bluish-grey glaze with crackle stained dark grey on the underside. Where exposed the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.
- Made in: Hangzhou
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Hangzhou)
- Height: 94 millimetres
- Diameter: 192 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Offering bowl with five lobes
This vessel has five lobes and an inner bowl as a liner. The stepped rim may suggest that it was stackable. It is comparatively thickly potted and covered with a relatively thin blue-grey, crackled glaze. Archaeologists record a great variety of forms. Guan ware is known in seventy vessel shapes. These include table wares, objects for daily use, decorative and ritual objects. Potters employed technology which was a fusion of northern and southern practices to create these guan wares.
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Guan ware 官窯
Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省，杭州市
Southern Song dynasty, AD1127–1279
21 May 2010
Reason for treatment
Clean and stabilise the durty crack
Dirty surface and unstable crack
Cleaned with distilled water and a 5% *SYNP* solution, using cotton wool swabs on a satay stick. After cleaning, surface rinsed with distilled water applied with the steamer.The crack had been cleaned with Sepiolite (magnesium silicate clay) and IMS, and rinsed with distilled water applied with the steamer.Surface wiped with a dry Kleenex tissue to remove any remaining distilled water.
Guan stoneware brush-washer or offering bowl constructed in two parts with inner bowl and outer container. Both are lobed with five petal-shaped sections in the form of a prunus flower. Grey body covered in bluish-grey glaze with crackle stained dark grey on the underside of vessel. Foot rim unglazed and body reddish where exposed.
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