1700s / 1800s
Small square form tapers gently to a slight ogee shoulder around the square mouth. Covered in a thick ge or guan type Song dynasty style glaze suffused with pale golden brown stained crackles. The glaze forms a curtain effect on two adjacent sides where the second application does not completely cover the first. The glaze was wiped clean from the low carved foot before firing and the exposed pale grayish-white paste has a light golden brown skin probably from re-oxidation in the firing. The base is slightly inset and glazed with a thinner application of the exterior glaze. The interior is glazed white with a finer overall crackle than the exterior. There is a considerable amount of ink residue, especially at the interior corners. The interior crackles exhibit deep red, black and golden brown staining. Good condition overall, even though there is evidence of much use, having some wear to the glaze on the corners and wear to the foot.
Height: 1 1/8 in.; Width: 2 1/8 in sq.