An image of Tripod vessel

Ge ware

(China  – )

Tripod vessel

Other titles:
Incense burner, tripod vessel
Location
Not on display
Further information

Popular among the Song court bureaucracy were ceramics with the appearance of 'crazing' (fine lines produced by the shrinking of the glaze in the kiln) in their thick glaze, enhanced by rubbing ink into the cracks. Wares such as this, known as Ge wares, are thought to have been produced at the Longquan kilns, probably only from the Yuan and early Ming periods, although traditionally they are considered a Song ware.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.107.

Place of origin
Zhejiang Province, China
Period
China: Song dynasty 960–1279, Southern Song 1127–1279
Year
13th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware with crackled glaze
Dimensions
7.5 x 9.8 cm; 9.5 cm diam. of mouth
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993
Accession number
584.1993