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Title

Vase


Artist

Henan Blackware

China


About

Brown-glazed stonewares from the Henan province were part of an extensive ceramic industry that spread throughout northern China during the Song dynasty. They were a popular ware used in most households and not a select quality ware collected by connoisseurs and eulogised in literature. From a technical viewpoint, this vase demonstrates the achievements in kiln control of northern potters around the year 1200. These achievements enabled the creation of appealing, rusty-brown suffused patterns in the black glaze: the result of precipitations of iron oxide in a reducing atmosphere in the kiln.

'Asian Art', AGNSW Collections, 1994, pg. 194.


Details


Place where the work was made

Henan Province China


Date

circa 1200


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware with a black glaze


Dimensions

4.0 cm diam. of mouth; 22.0 x 19.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

332.1993


Artist information

Henan Blackware

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
Henan Province

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'Asian Art - India, South-East Asia, China, Tibet, Korea, Japan', pg. 173-228, Sydney, 1994, 194 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 103 (colour illus.).