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Xing ware

(China  – )

Small dish

Location
Not on display
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.

Compare:
'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
Hebei Province, China
Cultural origin
Neiqiu
Period
China: Tang dynasty 618–907
Year
9th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
white stoneware with overslip glaze
Dimensions
4.0 x 13.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1988
Accession number
518.1988