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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.233

  • Description

    Longquan porcelain jar of archaic jade cong form, with rectangular sides and short cylindrical neck. The jar has grey-green glaze. There are moulded sectional grooves in imitation of carved jade.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1127-1279
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 410 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song-Yuan 13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 233

    Vase shaped after an ancient jade called a cong


    Connoisseurs regard the finest Longquan wares as those with bluish glazes made in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries such as this vase which is shaped after an ancient ritual jade object. It was made at a kiln in or around the market town of Longquan in the southern part of Zhejiang province.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with blue-green glaze
    Longquan ware 龍泉窯
    Longquan area , Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Southern Song dynasty, AD 1127–1279

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 43, pl. XLII bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.26, no.73 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.29, no.233 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case3/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Duan Fang (Tuan Fang) Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.233

Longquan porcelain jar of archaic jade cong form, with rectangular sides and short cylindrical neck. The jar has grey-green glaze. There are moulded sectional grooves in imitation of carved jade.

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