Ru stoneware dish. The body of the dish is stained bluish-black where exposed and has opaque lavender blue glaze with close crackle. There are three elliptical spur marks and an incised character on the base, which is glazed, as is the foot.
- Made in: Henan (province)
- (Asia,China,Henan (province))
- Height: 36 millimetres
- Diameter: 137 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription CommentPalace mark
Published PDF date : Northern Song early 12thCRoom 95 label text:
Crackled Ru ware dish
Sir Percival David’s interest in Ru wares was fundamental to his early career. In 1937, he published ‘A Commentary on Ju (Ru) Ware’ in the Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society. There he discussed literary references for Ru Ware in depth and concluded that it was indeed a Northern Song imperial ceramic. Archaeologists discovered the actual Ru kiln site nearly fifty years later in 1985. The character incised into the base is a mark of ownership from the Qing imperial court.
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Qingliangsi, Baofeng county, Henan province河南省，寳豐縣，清凉寺
Northern Song dynasty, about AD 1086–1125
Ru or Ru-type stoneware dish. Body stained bluish-black where exposed and dish covered in opaque lavender blue glaze with close crackle. Base and foot glazed, with three elliptical spur marks and incised character.
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