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Song ceramics: Vase, 12th-13th century

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Song ceramics: Vase, 12th-13th century
Author(s): Speiser, Werner
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: China;ceramics;book scan
Description: Light pottery covered with a dark slip out of which a pattern of peonies has been left standing
a transparent green glaze has then been applied. From the Cizhou kiln in Hebei. This pot was "mass-produced" but yet it is an unmistakably individual work. Never before, even in China, had pottery, made for use, restricted in its means, and without a painter's help in its decoration, shown such clear marks of personality with all the strength and weakness of simple humanity. -- h: 7" (Musee Guimet, Paris).
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-5231


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