10 août 2012

Incense burner, glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, north China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Incense burner, glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, north China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height: 16.5 cm, Diameter: 18.6 cm. C.282-1910.  © V&A Images. This incense burner is an example of Yaozhou wares. 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), however, this incense burner exhibits the green glaze and stoneware body produced there during the Northern Song (960-1127) and Jin (1115-1234)... [Lire la suite]

10 août 2012

Candlestick in the form of a lion, glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Candlestick in the form of a lion, glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height: 7.6 cm. FE.32-1994. Given by Mr P. H. D. S. Wikramaratna, in memory of his wife Nancy. © V&A Images. This candlestick 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 (960-1127) through to the beginning of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), this candlestick is typical of the... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2012

Dish, incised and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Dish, incised and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter: 17.5 cm. CIRC.362-1967. Bequeathed by Mrs A. C. M. Brownjohn © V&A Images. Dish with incised design of ducks among waves, Yaozhou ware.  This dish 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),... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2012

Jar, carved and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

Jar, carved and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century. Height: 10.8 cm. CIRC.71-1935. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee. © V&A Images. This jar 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... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2012

Dish with lion pedestal, glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Dish with lion pedestal, glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Diameter: 11.2 cm, Height: 7 cm. C.98-1939. Eumorfopoulos Collection. © V&A Images. Yaozhou ware high-footed dish with lion pedestal. Flowers and floiage decorations on interior. This dish 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 the beginning of the... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2012

Bowl. Stoneware with crackled glaze known as 'gold thread and iron wire'. Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Bowl. Stoneware with crackled glaze known as 'gold thread and iron wire'. Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Guan kilns, south China. Height: 16.3 cm, Diameter: 17.8 cm. 717-1883. © V&A Images. To create the crackled effect the potter manipulated the glaze formula and firing process. Consumers and collectors saw the crackles as aesthetically attractive. The elegantly shaped stoneware bowl with a crackled greyish glaze was one of the V&A's early purchases of Chinese art. It was acquired through the... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2012

Stoneware flower pot with purple glaze, Jun ware, China, 14th century.

Stoneware flower pot with purple glaze, Jun ware, China, 14th century. 'San' incised on the base Three. Height: 27 cm. C.35-1935. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee. © V&A Images. Stoneware hexagonal flower pot with lobed sides and flat projecting rim with upturned edge, covered by a lavender-purple glaze; the base, painted with a brown glaze, has five drainage holes and the numeral 'san' [three] incised under... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2012

Qingbai ware. Box and lid, porcelain with a tranlucent glaze with bluish tinge, China, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Qingbai ware. Box and lid, porcelain with a tranlucent glaze with bluish tinge, China, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height: 4.1 cm, Diameter: 6.4 cm. C.500&A-1918. Given by Mr Aubrey Le Blond. © V&A Images. Porcelain box and lid, moulded in the form of a chrysanthemum. Covered with a qingbai glaze, translucent with bluish tinge. Base unglazed. Both box and lid are partially glazed inside.  High-fired ceramics from China were prized in Korea, where many have been excavated from... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2012

Funerary jar for grain offerings, Qingbai ware, 1250-1350, Song-Yuan dynasties, Chinese.

Funerary jar for grain offerings, Qingbai ware, 1250-1350, Song-Yuan dynasties, Chinese. Height: 63.5 cm. C.225&A-1912. © V&A Images. Tall jar: a short body with curved sides, a very tall neck, with applied figures and a domed cover. It is roughly potted and decorated with applied moulded decoration. It is roughly glazed with a green-tinted glaze except for the foot and the base. It has a bird finial and a dragon around its shoulder. In addition it features a sun god figure, along with star gods and cranes,... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2012

Pillow, stoneware painted in iron brown, Cizhou ware, China, Yuan dynasty, ca. 1300-1360

Pillow, stoneware painted in iron brown, Cizhou ware, China, Yuan dynasty, ca. 1300-1360. Length: 43.2 cm, Width: 17.2 cm, Height: 15.2 cm. C.1-1930. W. Ridout Gift. © V&A Images. Stoneware pillow, Cizhou ware, painted with landscape cartouches and signature on the base.  Ancient Chinese pillows are not made of soft material but have a hard surface. Ceramic pillows were used by the living, as well as being placed in tombs. Bibliographic References: Kerr, Rose. Song Dynasty Ceramics.... [Lire la suite]
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