Song Ceramics

Chinese Ceramics of the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 AD), Eskenazi Ltd, 10 Clifford Street, London W1, 8th – 29th May 2015,

Blue-glazed Splashed Stoneware Dish Jin period, 12th - 13th century Jun kilns, Henan province Diameter: 18.5cm

Blue-glazed Splashed Stoneware Dish
Jin period, 12th – 13th century
Jun kilns, Henan province
Diameter: 18.5cm

These thirty very special ceramics which make up this selling exhibition come from an important private collection.

Glazed Porcellaneous Stoneware Moulded ‘Dragon’ Dish Northern Song - Jin period, 12th - 13th century Ding kilns, Hebei province Diameter: 23.1cm

Glazed Porcellaneous Stoneware Moulded ‘Dragon’ Dish
Northern Song – Jin period, 12th – 13th century
Ding kilns, Hebei province
Diameter: 23.1cm

Considered a golden age, China under the Song dynasty was prosperous and a place of change and invention whether social, economic or “scientific”. For the latter think printed bank notes, the use of gunpowder and, as this exhibition so ably proves, ceramic design and techniques.

Green-grey-glazed Stoneware Dish Southern Song period, 12th - 13th century Guan ware, Hangzhou kilns, Zhejiang province Diameter: 13.0cm

Green-grey-glazed Stoneware Dish
Southern Song period, 12th – 13th century
Guan ware, Hangzhou kilns, Zhejiang province
Diameter: 13.0cm

Song ceramics have had a lasting impact on the world of ceramics and been held in high esteem ever since they were first produced. By the 15th century they were being copied in China and their influence can be traced in Art and Studio pottery movements of the West until this day.

Black-glazed Stoneware ‘Leaf’ Bowl - side view Southern Song period, 12th - 13th century Jizhou ware, Jiangxi province Diameter: 15.2cm

Black-glazed Stoneware ‘Leaf’ Bowl – side view
Southern Song period, 12th – 13th century
Jizhou ware, Jiangxi province
Diameter: 15.2cm

Works from both the Northern Song (960-1127 AD) and Southern Song (1127-1279 AD) periods are included. As one might expect these serene objects have been garnered from the collections of some of the great Western Twentieth century collections, including Mr & Mrs Alfred Clark, Alfred Schoenlicht, Johannes Hellner and Lord Cunliffe.

Black-glazed Stoneware ‘Leaf’ Bowl Southern Song period, 12th - 13th century Jizhou ware, Jiangxi province Diameter: 15.2cm

Black-glazed Stoneware ‘Leaf’ Bowl
Southern Song period, 12th – 13th century
Jizhou ware, Jiangxi province
Diameter: 15.2cm

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