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Covered box, Yue ware, 10th century, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with incised design, 3.5 x 6.2 cm: a - lid; 1.7 x 6.2 cm, b - box; 2.3 x 6.1 cm. Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993. 579.1993.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Yue ware kilns hold a prestigious place in Chinese ceramic history. Located in Zhejiang province, the kilns produced the earliest green-glazed high-fired ceramics in the Tang dynasty. These wares were admired technically fro their hardness and aesthetically for their shapes and colouring, qualities without precedent in China or elsewhere. The Yue ware tradition was continued at the Longquan kilns.

Yue and Longquan Wares', The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.108.

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Jar with small lug handles, Yue ware, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), stoneware, 8.0 cm, b - box; 2.3 x 6.1 cm. Bequest of Ken Myer 2009. 26.2009. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney