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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.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 157 millimetres
- Diameter: 209 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song/Yuan 13thCRoom 95 label text:
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 region, Zhejiang province 浙江省，龍泉地區
Yuan, about AD 1300–1368
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.'
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Object reference number: RRC38642
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