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bowl

  • Object type

  • 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 1127–1279PDF 231

    青釉斗笠碗


    南宋時期的工匠通常以銀或漆來製作此器形的器物。此碗胎質細膩,呈淺灰色,陶工施用了多達四層的釉,達到厚釉效果,並借助鐵元素在燒造氣氛中的變化形成淺藍色的釉面呈色。龍泉窯工使用以瓷石及石灰石作為釉料的主要原料,但添加了草木灰。龍泉窯此類瑩潤的藍綠色青釉在南宋時期達致其巔峰,而元代的龍泉窯已經很難燒造出這麼好的青釉。


    炻器,属廣義瓷器,青釉
    龍泉窯
    浙江省龍泉地區
    南宋,約1127-1279年

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  • Bibliography

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

    On display: G95/dc3/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.231

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

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