25 juillet 2012

Large bowl with chrysanthemums and peonies. Longquan ware. Yuan dynasty, AD 1300–1368

Large bowl with chrysanthemums and peonies. Stoneware, porcelain-type, with incised and moulded decoration and celadon glaze. Longquan ware 龍泉窯. Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區. Yuan dynasty, AD 1300–1368. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. PDF 277. British Museum © Trustees of the British Museum Height: 185 mm. Diameter: 426 mm. Longquan stoneware bowl with rounded sides. The bowl has thick grey-green glaze. There is a moulded chrysanthemum in the centre... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2012

Bowl, moulded and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1127

Bowl, moulded and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1127. Diameter: 18.5 cm. C.66-1931. Victoria & Albert Museum. © V&A Images This bowl is an example of the Yaozhou wares typical of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). While the wares produced at the Yaozhou kiln complex enjoyed popularity from the end of the Tang dynasty (618-906) through to the beginning of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), this bowl exhibits the olive green glaze and dense floral designs common to the... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2012

Bowl, carved and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1127

Bowl, carved and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1127. Diameter: 21.8 cm. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee. C.17-1935. Victoria & Albert Museum. © V&A Images Bowl with carved peony design, Yaozhou ware.  This bowl is an example of the Yaozhou wares typical of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). While the wares produced at the Yaozhou kiln complex enjoyed... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2012

Bowl, moulded and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1127.

Bowl, moulded and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1127. Diameter: 18.3 cm. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee. CIRC.114-1936. Victoria & Albert Museum. © V&A Images Bowl with moulded lotus design, Yaozhou ware. The character 'wu' moulded in the well. This bowl is an example of the Yaozhou wares typical of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). While the wares produced... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2012

Incense burner, glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1127

Incense burner, glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1127. Height: 9 cm, Diameter: 8.6 cm. C.358-1921. Victoria & Albert Museum. © V&A Images Upper section of incense burner, Yaozhou ware. With openwork sides and a dragon in high relief. The incense burner in this image is an example of Yaozhou wares typical of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). While the wares produced at the Yaozhou kiln complex enjoyed popularity from the end of the Tang dynasty (618-906) through to... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2012

Jar and lid, glazed stoneware, Ding ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1150

Jar and lid, glazed stoneware, Ding ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1150. Height: 11.8 cm. CIRC.38&A-1934. Victoria & Albert Museum. © V&A Images Jar with full, round body and short upright neck on which sits a shallow dome-shaped lid with a small attached knob; faintly incised lines on the lid render it a lotus leaf; clear glaze applied all over. This lidded jar is an example of Ding ware, made in Hebei province in China during the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Ding wares were among... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2012

Altar bowl, stoneware with blue glaze, Jun ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Altar bowl, stoneware with blue glaze, Jun ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter: 21.7 cm, Height: 9.1 cm. Given by Count Dominic de Grunne. FE.117-1978. Victoria & Albert Museum. © V&A Images This double-walled bowl, dating from the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), was used to contain fresh water on an altar. It belongs to a type of ceramics known as Jun ware. Chinese ceramics are often categorized by the geographical area in which they were made, as the kilns of a particular... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2012

Tea bowl and bowl stand. Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1100. Ding kilns, north China

Tea bowl and bowl stand. Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1100. Ding kilns, north China. Stoneware with brown glaze. Museum no. C.603-1918. Aubrey Le Blond Gift [2007]. Victoria & Albert Museum. © V&A Images This bowl and stand are examples of Ding ware, made in the Hebei province of China during the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Ding wares were of the earliest true porcelains made in China, and the world. The term porcelain is applied to ceramics made from a mixture containing a clay... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2012

Large bowl with lotus petals design. Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 1050-1150. Ding kilns, north China

Large bowl with lotus petals design. Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 1050-1150. Ding kilns, north China. Stoneware with white glaze. Museum no. C.217-1926 [2007]. Victoria & Albert Museum. © V&A Images This bowl is an example of Ding ware, made in the Hebei province of China during the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Ding wares were of the earliest true porcelains made in China, and the world. The term porcelain is applied to ceramics made from a mixture containing a clay called kaolin and a... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2012

Pillow. Cizhou kilns, Henan province. Jin dynasty (1115–1234) to Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), 12th–14th century

Pillow of grey stoneware with clay slip and underglaze painting at top of a scholar and a lady in a landscape. Cizhou kilns, Henan province. Jin dynasty (1115–1234) to Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), 12th–14th century. National Museums Scotland The sides feature peony and lotus designs. A painted inscription on the back identifies it as being produced by the Zhang family.