White wareBox, Song dynasty, Guangdong.

This lovely cylindrical box is from the (northern)Song dynasty 960-1127 a.D. It measures 5,4 cm high and 4,8 cm across.


The white paste is porcelainous, and fine structured. The glaze is a creamy white, and has a beautiful crazing. The creases of the crazing are light brown.

The inside of the box is glazed also. These sort of covered boxes were produced in many costal kilns, situated around Guangdong and Fujian province. The wares from these kilns came in different forms and many were exported to Southeast Asia.

These boxes are documented as from Chaozhou,or as from the Bijiashan kiln in Chaozhou.

The seller described it as from the Xicun kilns, but I haven’t seen that documented yet.

Boxes as these are descriped as pill-box, medicine box, or powder box.

The box is very beautiful, and of good quality in my opinion. It is also relatively rare to have a good matching box en lid.

(with thanks to Ambrose)










collection-nr 03-2012

12 thoughts on “White wareBox, Song dynasty, Guangdong.

  1. With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My website has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but
    it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement.

    Do you know any techniques to help protect against content from being stolen?
    I’d definitely appreciate it.

    1. I do not protect my content. my site is purely based on the enjoyment of the subject. the purpose is sharing. I do not know how to protect content, other then locking it behind a password and having memberships.

  2. Just desire to say your article is as amazing.

    The clearness for your put up is just cool and that i can think you are knowledgeable in this
    subject. Fine along with your permission allow me to take hold of your feed
    to stay updated with imminent post. Thank you a million and please keep
    up the enjoyable work.

  3. Awesome blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really
    make my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your theme.
    Thanks a lot

  4. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you
    are a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog
    and will often come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage continue your great writing, have a nice day!

Leave a Reply to criminal game free download Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s