11 août 2014

Incense tripod burner, Ge ware, 13th century, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279)

Incense tripod burner, Ge ware, 13th century, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with crackled glaze, 7.5 x 9.8 cm; 9.5 cm diam. of mouth. Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993. 584.1993. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Popular among the Song court bureaucracy were ceramics with the appearance of 'crazing' (fine lines produced by the shrinking of the glaze in the kiln) in their thick glaze, enhanced by rubbing ink into the cracks. Wares such as this, known as Ge... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2014

Brush washer in the shape of a plum blossom, guan ware, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279)

Brush washer in the shape of a plum blossom, guan ware, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with crackled glaze, 2.7 x 10.8 cm. Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1998. 60.1998. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney  'Guan' means 'official' and imperial Guan wares were made for the newly established Southern Song court after the style of wares made previously for the northern court at Kaifeng. Produced at the Guan kilns... [Lire la suite]