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Title

Dish


Artist

Yaozhou ware

China


About

Yaozhou ware was a widely distributed quality greenware believed to have been made for popular rather than court use. It was produced at kilns located north of Xian in Shaanxi province, and is named after the Song dynasty name for the area. It is the most highly regarded of the various green-glazed stonewares that in the West have been grouped together as 'northern celadon'. Characteristic of Yaozhou ware is the deep carving of the usually floral-inspired design, as exemplified in this shallow dish with its vibrantly carved peony decoration, where the pooling of the glaze in the deep and fluidly modulated carving emphasises the skilful design.

'Yaozhou ware', The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.105.


Details


Other Title

Dish with incised floral decoration


Place where the work was made

Shaanxi Province China


Date

late 11th century-early 12th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware with carved and combed design under olive green glaze


Dimensions

4.6 x 18.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993


Accession number

580.1993


Artist information

Yaozhou ware

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
Shaanxi Province

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 105 (colour illus.).