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Title

Vase

circa 1200

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Henan Province China
    Period
    Song dynasty 960 - 1279 → China
    Date
    circa 1200
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    stoneware with a black glaze
    Dimensions
    4.0 cm diam. of mouth; 22.0 x 19.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    332.1993
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Henan Blackware

    Works in the collection

    4

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  • About

    Brown-glazed stonewares from the Henan province were part of an extensive ceramic industry that spread throughout northern China during the Song dynasty. They were a popular ware used in most households and not a select quality ware collected by connoisseurs and eulogised in literature. From a technical viewpoint, this vase demonstrates the achievements in kiln control of northern potters around the year 1200. These achievements enabled the creation of appealing, rusty-brown suffused patterns in the black glaze: the result of precipitations of iron oxide in a reducing atmosphere in the kiln.

    'Asian Art', AGNSW Collections, 1994, pg. 194.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Henan Province

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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