- Upper Asian gallery
- Further information
Often known as the Samarra type owing to exported wares discovered in some quantities at the important early Islamic site of Samarra on the Euphrates. Xing wares were produced in the northern province of Hebei and are characterised by a white body, thick modelling and a white slip covered with a clear glaze. It is a relatively high-fired ware and thus approaches a true porcelain quality.
'The Baur Collection' Ayers, no. A9. Vol.1;
'Sekai Toji Zenshu' Vol.9, plate no. 30;
'Tang Pottery and Porcelain' by M.Medley, pg. 83, no.77a and 77b,
'Chinese ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection' Bo Gyllensvard, cat.no. 319
Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, November 1988.
- Place of origin
- Cultural origin
- China: Tang dynasty 618–907
- 9th century
- white stoneware with overslip glaze
- 4.0 x 13.0cm
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1988
- Accession number