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Box and lid

Box and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Hunan (made)

  • Date:

    11th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, moulded, with white slip under lead glazes

  • Museum number:

    C.33&A-1952

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 5 []

Physical description

Box and lid of white earthenware with trasparent glaze splashed with green, over a white slip. Low body with spreading foot-ring. Flattened dome cover. Body and cover are moulded in the form of four pointed lobes. On top is an impressed flower pattern with eigth petals. The base is unglazed. Mark impressed on the base: the character 'zhang'.

Place of Origin

Hunan (made)

Date

11th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, moulded, with white slip under lead glazes

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm, Height: 5.1 cm with lid, Diameter: 6.7 cm

Object history note

C.30 to 36-1952 are types repeatedly excavated at Changsha (Hunan province) and manufactured at Yo-chou. Similar pieces were displayed and discussed at a lecture given to the Oriental Ceramic Society in Feb 1952 by Dr. Isaac Newton, entitled "1000 years of potting in Hunan province."

Descriptive line

Box and lid, white earthenware with trasparent glaze splashed with green, over a white slip; China, 11th century

Production Note

from label

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze; Slip

Techniques

Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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