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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Shiwan (made)
    Malaysia (found)

  • Date:

    960-1279 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed stoneware

  • Museum number:

    C.234-1909

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 15, shelf 5

Physical description

Bowl of stoneware, circular, with shallow sides curving outwards at the rim; covered with a crackled celadon glaze.

Place of Origin

Shiwan (made)
Malaysia (found)

Date

960-1279 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glazed stoneware

Dimensions

Height: 7.3 cm, Diameter: 22.2 cm

Object history note

Found in Sarawak. Bought £15 18s. [C.231 to 236-1909]

A comparison with a crackled celadon bowl, with formal floral relief design on the outside, in the British Museum, which was found on the site of the potteries at Sawankhalok, seems to show that this bowl as well as No. C.236-1909 are of Siamese, not Chinese origin. The glaze and crackle are of similar character, and there is an exact correspondence in the finish of the base and foot-ring.

Descriptive line

Shiwan ware. Bowl, stoneware with crackled celadon glaze, found in Sarawak, made in China, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Production Note

Register

Materials

Stoneware; Celadon

Techniques

Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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