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Longquan porcelain pear-shaped covered ewer with long spout and handle which is trilobate at the lower end. The ewer has pale greyish green glaze.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 211 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Ewer and cover
Potters modelled this celadon ewer’s elegant pear-shaped body, long slim curved spout, curved handle and domed-knob cover after a metal prototype, probably silver ware but possibly bronze. Its detailing, such as the base of the handle which splits into three perfectly formed sections, is very fine. Sir Percival David bought the ewer from the Hirooka Collection in Kobe, Japan. 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.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省，龍泉地區
Yuan dynasty, about AD 1300–1368
On display: G95/dc52/s5
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Hirooka Collection, Kobe.
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Object reference number: RRC38635
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