A PRELIMINARY STUDY ON THE DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMPTION OF CERAMICS IN HONG KONG DURING THE SONG-YUAN PERIOD

Sharon Wai Yee Wong

Abstract


Preliminary study of unearthed Song-Yuan ceramics (AD 907-1368) from controlled excavations in Hong Kong suggests that celadon and brown ware are the largest categories of ceramic types. Bowls, dishes and utilitarian storage vessels such as jars and basins are the major forms of ceramics. Export ceramics from Guangdong Province, such as Xicun, Chaozhou and Qishi wares, were popular in Hong Kong. Inhabitants also acquired ceramics from other provinces such as Fujian, Jiangxi and Zhejiang for daily use. Most of the ceramics were distributed as ordinary commodities in the local market.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7152/bippa.v26i0.12003