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Title

Small dish

9th century


Artist

Xing ware

China


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Hebei Province China


Cultural origin

Neiqiu


Period

Tang dynasty 618 - 907 → China


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

518.1988


Artist information

Xing ware

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Hebei Province

Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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'