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    • Celadon-glazed Stoneware Circular Box and Cover
    • Celadon-glazed Stoneware Circular Box and Cover
    • Celadon-glazed Stoneware Circular Box and Cover
    Celadon-glazed Stoneware Circular Box and Cover

    Song: Chinese Ceramics, 10th to 13th Century (part 5)

    10 May - 1 June, 2018

    This exhibition features twenty classic pieces from a range of important kilns active during the Song period (960 - 1279). This was an especially innovative and rich period for ceramic production and is often regarded as the ‘golden age’ of stoneware in China. Examples from both northern and southern kilns are included. Yaozhou celadons and fine porcellaneous Ding pieces are amongst the representatives of northern wares while examples from the south include the celebrated tea-bowls produced by the Jizhou kilns. The extraordinary diversity of shapes, glazes and innovative techniques seen in this exhibition reflects the richness of the Song ceramic tradition.

    Please click here to view our concurrent exhibition 'Gogottes: A Rift in Time'

     

    Celadon-glazed Stoneware Circular Box and Cover

    Five Dynasties or Northern Song period, 10th century
    Yue ware, Shanglinhu kilns, Zhejiang province

    Yue ware was produced in the Shanglinhu kilns in Zhejiang province and was prized for the jade-like green glaze of its pieces. This box and cover is notable for its crisply carved lappet decoration resembling overlapping leaves.

    Diameter: 8.1cm; Height: 6.8cm