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Four Ru-type stoneware rectangular test piece samples. The pieces have a buff body, and each piece has slightly different glaze with varying levels of crackle. Glaze applied to one side of pieces, which have been pierced to aid removal from kiln.
- Made in: Henan (province)
- (Asia,China,Henan (province))
- Width: 43 millimetres
- Depth: 36 millimetres
Published PDF date : Northern Song early 12thC
Room 95 label text:
PDF A92a-d and A93a-d
Eight test pieces for the Ru glaze
Sir Percival David acquired these test pieces in 1938. They are said to have been collected from 林汝縣 Linruxian in Henan province. This is adjacent to寳豐縣Baofengxian where the Ru kilns were located. Similar test pieces have been excavated from the Ru kilns. They are drilled with a central hole so that they could be strung together rather like colour swatches which modern home decorators use. These test pieces illustrate varieties of glaze recipes or the result of different firing temperatures.
Stoneware with celadon glaze with varying levels of crackle
Qingliangsi, Baofeng county, Henan province河南省，寳豐縣，清凉寺
Northern Song, about AD 1086–1125
PDF Card: Acquired in 1938 by Sir Percival David.
Four Ru-type rectangular test piece samples made from buff stoneware. Each piece has slightly different glaze with varying levels of crackle. Glaze applied to one side of pieces, which have been pierced to aid removal from kiln.
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Object reference number: RRC40051
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