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Title

Small dish

9th century

Artist

Xing ware

China

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Hebei Province China
    Cultural origin
    Neiqiu
    Period
    Tang dynasty 618 - 907 → China
    Date
    9th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    white stoneware with overslip glaze
    Dimensions
    4.0 x 13.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    518.1988
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Xing ware

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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.

    Compare:
    '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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Hebei Province

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications