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Henan Blackware

(China  – )

Vase

Location
Not on display
Further information

Brown-glazed stonewares from the Henan province were part of an extensive ceramic industry that spread throughout northern China during the Song dynasty. They were a popular ware used in most households and not a select quality ware collected by connoisseurs and eulogised in literature. From a technical viewpoint, this vase demonstrates the achievements in kiln control of northern potters around the year 1200. These achievements enabled the creation of appealing, rusty-brown suffused patterns in the black glaze: the result of precipitations of iron oxide in a reducing atmosphere in the kiln.

'Asian Art', AGNSW Collections, 1994, pg. 194.

Place of origin
Henan Province, China
Period
China: Song dynasty 960–1279
Year
circa 1200
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware with a black glaze
Dimensions
4.0 cm diam. of mouth; 22.0 x 19.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1993
Accession number
332.1993