11 août 2014

Two Jian ware tea bowls, Song dynasty at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Jian ware tea bowl,  China, Fujian province, Song dynasty (960-1279), stoneware, tenmoku glaze, silver rim, 6.9 x 12.4 cm. Purchased 1965. EC4.1965. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The tea bowl was made in the Song dynasty (960-1279) in the south-eastern province of Fujian and was a type of stoneware produced in vast quantities for everyday use. Its appeal is in its glaze colour and texture and in the well-potted functional form. These bowls,... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2014

Black ware bowl with white rim, 11th - 12th century, Northern Song Dynasty

Black ware bowl with white rim, 11th - 12th century (1001 - 1200), Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1127), stoneware, thrown, with black iron glaze; rim, covered in white slip under a transparent glaze; unglazed base, 5.2 cm (height) - 11.6 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust. LI1301.385, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © The University of Sussex The bowl has rounded conical sides with an everted rim, and a straight, nearly solid foot with broad, shallow footring. The inside and outside are glazed in a glossy... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2014

Black ware bowl with white rim, 1020 - 1120, Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1127)

Black ware bowl with white rim, 1020 - 1120, Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1127), stoneware, with white and black iron glazes; unglazed base; glazed rim, 5.8 cm (height) - 13 cm (diameter) - at base 9.2 cm (diameter). Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956. EA1956.1125, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
26 juillet 2014

Cizhou type dish with floral decoration, Cizhou kiln-sites, 11th century

Cizhou type dish with floral decoration, Cizhou kiln-sites, 11th century (1001 - 1100), stoneware, covered in white slip, and with black slip-painted decoration under a transparent glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim, 4 cm (height) - 18 cm (diameter) - at foot 6.6 cm (diameter). Presented by P. H. Wikramaratna, in memory of his wife Nancy, 1992. EA1992.109, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
26 juillet 2014

Cizhou ware vase with floral decoration and foliated rim, Cizhou kiln-sites, 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300), Jin Dynasty

Cizhou ware vase with floral decoration and foliated rim, Cizhou kiln-sites, 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300), Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234), stoneware, thrown, covered in white slip, and with brown slip-painted decoration under a transparent glaze; unglazed base, with ink inscription; glazed rim, 20.3 cm (height) - 9.4 cm (diameter) - at base 7.4 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust., LI1301.187, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © The University of Sussex This piece, which is inscribed in ink with a date, has... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2014

Cizhou ware vase with floral decoration, Cizhou kiln-sites, 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300), Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234)

Cizhou ware vase with floral decoration, Cizhou kiln-sites, 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300), Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234), stoneware, thrown, covered in white slip, and with brown slip-painted decoration under a transparent glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim, 24.7 cm (height) - 12.5 cm (diameter) - at foot 7.2 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust., LI1301.189, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © The University of Sussex This form, known in Chinese as meiping (‘prunus blossom bottle’), was one of the most... [Lire la suite]


26 juillet 2014

Greenware bowl with lotus petals, Longquan kilns, 13th century (1201 - 1300), Southern Song Dynasty-Yuan Dynasty

Greenware bowl with lotus petals, Longquan kilns, 13th century (1201 - 1300), Southern Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279) - Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368), stoneware, thrown, with carved decoration under a green celadon glaze; glazed base; glazed rim, 7.2 cm height) - 15 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust., LI1301.101, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © The University of Sussex This bowl, with narrower petals than the other lotus bowl in the Barlow Collection, [LI1301.193], is slightly later than date. Related bowls,... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2014

Greenware bowl with floral decoration, Yaozhou kilns, 12th - 13th century, Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234)

Greenware bowl with floral decoration, Yaozhou kilns, 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300), Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234), stoneware, thrown, with press-moulded decoration under a green glaze; glazed base; glazed rim, 5.5 cm (height) - 12.5 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust., LI1301.288, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © The University of Sussex Bowls of this type belonged to the standard repertoire of the Yaozhou kilns (see Songdai Yaozhou yaozhi [Yaozhou kiln sites of the Song dynasty], Beijing, 1998, pl.XX,... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2014

Greenware bowl with waves and floral decoration, Yaozhou kilns, 12th century, Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234)

Greenware bowl with waves and floral decoration, Yaozhou kilns, 12th century (1101 - 1200), Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234), stoneware, thrown, with carved and combed decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim, 11.4 cm (height) - 22.3 cm (diameter) - at foot 7 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust., LI1301.76, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © The University of Sussex A fragmentary bowl of related type, but probably slightly earlier in date, discovered at the Yaozhou kiln site, is published in Songdai... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2014

Guan ware brush washer, Hangzhou, 12th century, China, Southern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Guan ware brush washer, Hangzhou (Guan kiln), 12th century (1101 - 1200), China, Southern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127), stoneware, thrown, with blue crackled glaze; glazed base; glazed rim, 3.4 cm (height) - 11.8 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust., LI1301.48, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © The University of Sussex When the Song (AD 960–1279) lost the northern part of their empire to the Jin dynasty (1115-1234) and moved the capital south to Hangzhou in 1127, they also lost access... [Lire la suite]


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