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An image of Covered box by Yue ware

Yue ware

(China  – )

Covered box
Place of origin
Zhejiang ProvinceChina
Song dynasty 960 - 1279 → China
10th century
Media category
Materials used
stoneware with incised design

3.5 x 6.2 cm:

a - lid; 1.7 x 6.2 cm

b - box; 2.3 x 6.1 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993
Accession number
Lower Asian gallery
Further information

Yue ware kilns hold a prestigious place in Chinese ceramic history. Located in Zhejiang province, the kilns produced the earliest green-glazed high-fired ceramics in the Tang dynasty. These wares were admired technically fro their hardness and aesthetically for their shapes and colouring, qualities without precedent in China or elsewhere. The Yue ware tradition was continued at the Longquan kilns.

Yue and Longquan Wares', The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.108.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 108 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015

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