Ge stoneware lobed cup with six bracket lobes. The cup has a dark greyish-brown body and greenish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, the main layer stained black and the other ginger. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The base and the foot are glazed and the foot rim unglazed.
- Made in: Hangzhou
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Hangzhou)
- Height: 42 millimetres
- Diameter: 82 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Cup with crackled celadon glaze
Potters made guan wares at the Laohudong 老虎洞 kiln site in Hangzhou. Scholars suggest this site may be the one described in historical texts as修内司 (xiuneisi ‘Palace Maintenance Office’) or 内窯 (neiyao ‘Inner Kiln’). Most scholars believe the Laohudong kiln was set up before the Jiaotanxia 郊壜下kiln also in Hangzhou. Craftsmen at both these production sites made ritual, table and ornamental wares for the imperial court.
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Guan ware 官窯
Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省，杭州市
Yuan dynasty, AD 1279–1368
Ge stoneware lobed cup with six bracket lobes. Dark greyish-brown body covered in greenish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, the main layer stained black and the other ginger. Base and foot are glazed and rim of foot unglazed. Where exposed, body reddish.
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