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.
'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.
Tang dynasty 618 - 907 → China
white stoneware with overslip glaze
4.0 x 13.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1988
Not on display
Where the work was made
Referenced in 2 publications
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'