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Song dynasty porcelain monochromatic ewer - RL.0963
Origin: China
Circa: 960 AD to 1279 AD
Dimensions: 7.5" (19.1cm) high x 7" (17.8cm) wide
Collection: Chinese Art
Style: Yue type
Medium: Porcelain

Additional Information: Hong Kong

Location: UAE
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In terms of technical expertise, inventiveness, and aesthetic perfection of glaze and shape, Song period ceramics stand unrivaled for the quality of its ware, constituting a magnificent expression of ceramic art, not only in China but in the entire world. During the Song period, a unity of the essential components which are fundamental to the ceramist's art, such as vessel shape, potting techniques, glaze, decoration, firing processes, and aesthetic theory were all masterfully combined in a high standard of excellence. In general, the shapes used during the Song Dynasty are rather simple and sedate by comparison to what preceded them and what was to follow. Likewise, the glazes tend to be monochromatic and subtle, a fluid, integral part of the form of the vessel, they cover, with a depth of color and texture that invites the spectator to both touch and contemplate. Song aesthetic sophistication was matched by an incredible inventiveness, which led to a variety of classic wares, usually associated with a specific region of China. These included the court- patronized five famous kilns: Ru, Guan, Ge, Jun and Ding wares, as well as the Longquan celadons. Several of these regional ceramic wares were so valued during their day that they were used as tribute and yearly taxes to the imperial court. - (RL.0963)


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