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Subject:What’s the reignmark on this ceremonial head piece?
Posted By: Faizal Shariff Sun, Oct 22, 2017 IP: 88.208.34.80

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Subject:Re: What’s the reignmark on this ceremonial head piece?
Posted By: Miano Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Salam Faizal Shariff ,

This is the mark for Guan ware or Kuan ware. It is one of the Five Famous Kilns of Song Dynasty China (960–1279), making high-status stonewares, whose surface decoration relied heavily on crackled glaze, randomly crazed by a network of crack lines in the glaze.

Guan means "official" in Chinese and Guan ware was, most unusually for Chinese ceramics of the period, the result of an imperial initiative resulting from the loss of access to northern kilns such as those making Ru ware and Jun ware after the invasion of the north and the flight of a Song prince to establish the Southern Song at a new capital at Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. It is usually assumed that potters from the northern imperial kilns followed the court south to man the new kilns
Less usual shapes include those derived from ancient ritual bronzes and jade congs. Bowls and dishes often have "lobed or indented rims.

Kind regards,

Miano



Subject:Re: What’s the reignmark on this ceremonial head piece?
Posted By: Faizal Shariff Wed, Nov 01, 2017

What about the first picture.. doesn’t seem like it’s similar mark to the guan or kuan ware

Subject:Re: What’s the reignmark on this ceremonial head piece?
Posted By: Michael O Thu, Nov 02, 2017

As little as I know about these objects posted here by Faizal Shariff, I am still horrified by Miano's post. These so-called head-dresses are poorly made modern fantasies that have nothing to do with Guan yao or the Song dynasty. I dont know why Miano came to write such things but it is irresponsible and not helpful to the poster, or to everyone else in this forum.


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