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Title

Dish

late 11th century-early 12th century

Artist

Yaozhou ware

China

  • Details

    Other Title
    Dish with incised floral decoration
    Place where the work was made
    Shaanxi Province China
    Period
    Northern Song 960 - 1127 Song dynasty 960 - 1279 → 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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    580.1993
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Yaozhou ware

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Shaanxi Province

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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