An image of Covered box

Yue ware

(China  – )

Covered box

Location
Lower Asian gallery
Further information

Yue ware kilns hold a prestigious place in Chinese ceramic history. Located in Zhejiang province, the kilns produced the earliest green-glazed high-fired ceramics in the Tang dynasty. These wares were admired technically fro their hardness and aesthetically for their shapes and colouring, qualities without precedent in China or elsewhere. The Yue ware tradition was continued at the Longquan kilns.

Yue and Longquan Wares', The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.108.

Place of origin
Zhejiang Province, China
Period
China: Song dynasty 960–1279
Year
10th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware with incised design
Dimensions
3.5 x 6.2 cm :
a - lid; 1.7 x 6.2 cm
b - box; 2.3 x 6.1 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993
Accession number
579.1993.a-b