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    • Glazed Stoneware ‘Bubble’ Bowl
    • Glazed Stoneware ‘Bubble’ Bowl
    Glazed Stoneware ‘Bubble’ Bowl

    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'


    Glazed Stoneware ‘Bubble’ Bowl

    Northern Song period, 11th - 12th century
    Jun kilns, Henan province

    With its elegant shape and characteristic thick sky-blue glaze, this ‘bubble’ bowl from the Jun kilns in Henan province is the epitome of Song ceramic refinement.

    Diameter: 8.1cm