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  • Museum number

    PDF.231

  • Description

    Longquan porcelain conical bowl. The bowl has pale greyish green glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 12thC-13thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 53 millimetres
    • Diameter: 145 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 231

    Conical bowl with celadon glaze


    Contemporary Southern Song craftsmen made both silver wares and lacquer wares in this form. This example, made from smooth, pale grey clay, is coated in a thick pale-bluish celadon glaze. Potters used up to four separate layers, developing the thickness of the iron-derived blue glaze. Longquan potters used porcelain stone and limestone as the main glaze ingredients but added wood ash to it. Later potters working at the Longquan kilns in the Yuan dynasty were unable to recreate these soft blue-green glazes which reached their zenith in the Southern Song.


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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.17, no.35 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.29, no.213 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case3/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.231

Longquan porcelain conical bowl.  The bowl has pale greyish green glaze.

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