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.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 410 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song-Yuan 13thCRoom 95 label text:
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
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Duan Fang (Tuan Fang) Collection.
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Object reference number: RRC38650
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