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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Room 38 | China from AD 800 gallery

Explore key developments in the history and culture of China, from the arts and crafts of the Song Dynasty up to the present day.

China gallery

The Barlow collection

Sir Alan Barlow (1881-1968) was a distinguished civil servant and a leading 20th-century collector of Chinese and other eastern ceramics. His particular focus was the fine stonewares and porcelains of the Tang (AD 618-906) and Song (AD 960-1279) dynasties. Deeply committed to public education, he left the collection as a trust to be used in universities and museums by the widest possible audience. In addition to the examples in this case, pieces are exhibited throughout the Chinese displays and in the Islamic Middle East gallery.

White ware vase with lobed rim and floral decoration (LI1301.53) White ware vase with lobed rim and floral decoration (LI1301.53)   White ware dish with floral decoration (LI1301.54) White ware dish with floral decoration (LI1301.54)   Greenware bowl in the style of Guan ware (LI1301.49) Greenware bowl in the style of Guan ware (LI1301.49)
White ware bowl with ducks swimming between lotus plants (LI1301.234) White ware bowl with ducks swimming between lotus plants (LI1301.234)   White ware dish with floral decoration (LI1301.434) White ware dish with floral decoration (LI1301.434)   Ru ware brush washer (LI1301.229) Ru ware brush washer (LI1301.229)
Cizhou ware vase with floral decoration (LI1301.189) Cizhou ware vase with floral decoration (LI1301.189)   Black ware tea bowl with 'partidge feather' glazes (LI1301.286) Black ware tea bowl with 'partidge feather' glazes (LI1301.286)   Black ware tea bowl with plum blossom decoration (LI1301.124) Black ware tea bowl with plum blossom decoration (LI1301.124)
Black ware tea bowl with 'partridge feather' glazes (LI1301.331) Black ware tea bowl with 'partridge feather' glazes (LI1301.331)   White ware bowl (LI1301.57) White ware bowl (LI1301.57)   Greenware meiping, or plum blossom, vase (LI1301.85) Greenware meiping, or plum blossom, vase (LI1301.85)
Greenware dish with floral decoration (LI1301.262) Greenware dish with floral decoration (LI1301.262)   Guan ware brush washer (LI1301.48) Guan ware brush washer (LI1301.48)   Bowl with blue glaze and purple splashes (LI1301.172) Bowl with blue glaze and purple splashes (LI1301.172)
Bowl with blue glaze (LI1301.88) Bowl with blue glaze (LI1301.88)   Greenware dish with peony decoration (LI1301.108) Greenware dish with peony decoration (LI1301.108)   Cizhou ware bowl with peony decoration (LI1301.167) Cizhou ware bowl with peony decoration (LI1301.167)
Black ware vase with plum blossom decoration (LI1301.207.1) Black ware vase with plum blossom decoration (LI1301.207.1)   Black ware vase with plum blossom decoration (LI1301.207.2) Black ware vase with plum blossom decoration (LI1301.207.2)
Notice

Objects may have since been removed or replaced from a gallery. Click into an individual object record to confirm whether or not an object is currently on display. Our object location data is usually updated on a monthly basis, so contact the Jameel Study Centre if you are planning to visit the museum to see a particular Eastern Art object.

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