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Longquan porcelain conical bowl. The bowl has pale greyish green glaze.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 53 millimetres
- Diameter: 145 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
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 region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Southern Song dynasty, about AD 1127–1279
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Object reference number: RRC38648
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