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  • Place of origin:

    China (north, made)

  • Date:

    1279-1368 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, painted in brown slip over cream-coloured glaze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 4

Physical description

Flask of brown stoneware, painted in iron brown over a thick cream-coloured glaze. Globular with short narrow neck and expanding mouth (partly cut away); broad foot-ring. Painted, in a slip pigment developing tones varying from yellow to warm reddish brown, on both sides with the character shou (longevity), on one side accompanied by an inscription. The glaze stops short of the foot leaving the base paste, which has burnt to dark brown colour.

Place of Origin

China (north, made)


1279-1368 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, painted in brown slip over cream-coloured glaze


Height: 21.6 cm, Diameter: 19.7 cm

Descriptive line

Cizhou ware. Flask of stoneware, painted in brown slip over cream-coloured glaze, China, Song dynasty (960-1279)


Stoneware; Slip; Glaze


Painted; Glazed


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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