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  • Place of origin:

    Jiangxi (made)

  • Date:

    late 13th century-early 14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with carved decoration under the glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir John Addis KCMG

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 8

Physical description

Bowl with globular lower section and broad, barely tapering neck to a wide mouth with rolled-out rim. A shallow ring foot has been carved out of the base. The decoration carved out of the body is of linear patterns in 'guri' lacquerwork style, subsequently painted over with caramel-brown glaze; and the same glaze covers the inside. The body is grey with creamy inclusions. Below the lip is a band of sloping meander above a broader one of classic scroll.

Place of Origin

Jiangxi (made)


late 13th century-early 14th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with carved decoration under the glaze

Object history note

The group of objects (FE.3 to 105-1975) were all acquired by Sir John Addis during his stay in Manila as British Ambassador, ca. 1965-70, and are purportedly from excavations there. See papers published at the Manila Trade Pottery Seminiar, 1968, here noted; also Locsin, L & C, Oriental Ceramics discovered in the Philippines, Rutland & Tokyo 1968; and Addis, J. M. Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 1967-69 London : The Society, pp. 17-36.

Descriptive line

Cizhou-type ware. Bowl, stoneware with carved decoration under brown glaze; China (Jizhou, Jiangxi province), Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th century

Production Note

Jizhou, Jiangxi province (register)




Carved; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Meanders (patterns); Scrollwork


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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