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An image of Small dish by Xing ware

Xing ware

(China  – )

Title
Small dish
Place of origin
Hebei ProvinceChina
Cultural origin
Neiqiu
Period
Tang dynasty 618 - 907 → China
Year
9th century
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
white stoneware with overslip glaze
Dimensions

4.0 x 13.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1988
Accession number
518.1988
Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

Often known as the Samarra type owing to exported wares discovered in some quantities at the important early Islamic site of Samarra on the Euphrates. Xing wares were produced in the northern province of Hebei and are characterised by a white body, thick modelling and a white slip covered with a clear glaze. It is a relatively high-fired ware and thus approaches a true porcelain quality.

Compare:
'The Baur Collection' Ayers, no. A9. Vol.1;
'Sekai Toji Zenshu' Vol.9, plate no. 30;
'Tang Pottery and Porcelain' by M.Medley, pg. 83, no.77a and 77b,
'Chinese ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection' Bo Gyllensvard, cat.no. 319

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, November 1988.

Bibliography (2)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Export Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 133 (colour illus.).

Hugh Scott, The golden age of Chinese art, Japan, 1966, 128 (illus.), 171. plate no. 102 'White glazed bowl'