Popular among the Song court bureaucracy were ceramics with the appearance of 'crazing' (fine lines produced by the shrinking of the glaze in the kiln) in their thick glaze, enhanced by rubbing ink into the cracks. Wares such as this, known as Ge wares, are thought to have been produced at the Longquan kilns, probably only from the Yuan and early Ming periods, although traditionally they are considered a Song ware.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.107.
Incense burner, tripod vessel
stoneware with crackled glaze
7.5 x 9.8 cm; 9.5 cm diam. of mouth
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 107 (colour illus.).