Guan-type stoneware square brush-washer. The brush-washer has a brown body and dark grey glaze with uneven crackle stained dark grey. Where exposed, the body is reddish. There are four small, round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: China (South)
- Height: 25 millimetres
- Width: 74 millimetres
- Depth: 73 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan/Ming 14th-16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Square brush washer with guan-type glaze
This square brush washer is covered with a crackled celadon glaze. Its form while common in the Qing period, was unknown in the Southern Song era. Dark clays were used at Jingdezhen in the eighteenth century to create imitations of earlier dark-bodied wares but potters also applied brown washes to the exposed white porcelain body to recreate the紫口鐵足(zikou tiezu ‘purple mouth and iron foot’) of original guan wares made at Hangzhou (see case 54).
Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
Guan-ware type ware
Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
PDF Card: Acquired from Spinks 31/8/36.
Square Guan-type stoneware brush-washer. Brown body covered with dark grey glaze with uneven crackle stained dark grey. Base glazed, with four small, round spur marks. Body reddish where exposed.
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Object reference number: RRC39451
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