Longquan porcelain vase with long cylindrical neck. The vase has pale greyish green glaze. There is a single ridge at the shoulder.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 171 millimetres
- Diameter: 90 millimetres (at widest point)
Published PDF date : Southern Song 13thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase with Japanese lacquer repair
Green glazed wares, known as celadons in English, 青瓷 (qingci) in Chinese and青瓷 (seiji) in Japanese, were particularly admired in Japan, where they were regarded as treasures, collected as antiques, and suitable shapes used for the tea ceremony. This flower vase has been in an old Japanese collection and is beautifully repaired with gilded lacquer.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze and gilt-lacquer repair
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Southern Song dynasty, AD 1200–1279
R.L. Hobson and A.L. Hetherington 1923, pl LXV records in the possession of Mr P. David
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Object reference number: RRC38637
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