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  • Museum number

    PDF.225

  • Description

    Longquan porcelain jar of drum-shape. The jar has greyish-green glaze with some crackle. There is a peony scroll in relief around the exterior with two moulded masks and ring handles, between two bands of flower-shaped bosses.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1300-1368
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 157 millimetres
    • Diameter: 209 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 225

    Drum shaped jar with peonies


    The peonies around the outside of the jar are applied to the leather-hard body. Their stems are added in slip. The florets suggest nails for tightening the skin on a real drum. Originally this jar would have had a cover.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with applied decoration and celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區
    Yuan, about AD 1300–1368

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 42 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.24, no.67 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.26, no.225 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p.53, pl. LII bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case4/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the De Forest Collection, New York. Formerly exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum, New York. See the "Catalogue of the Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture", Metropolitan Museum, 1916, p.56, No. 260.'

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.225

Longquan porcelain jar of drum-shape. The jar has greyish-green glaze with some crackle. There is a peony scroll in relief around the exterior with two moulded masks and ring handles, between two bands of flower-shaped bosses.

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