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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.217

  • Description

    Longquan porcelain vase. The vase has pale greyish green glaze with spots of iron brown.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 14thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 272 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 217

    Vase with spotted glaze


    Potters achieved the brown spots by applying iron-rich pigment (such as iron filings) directly onto the celadon glaze in random patches before firing. This technique enjoyed short-lived popularity in the Yuan dynasty (AD 1279–1368). Archaeologists recovered a small group of objects with similar iron-brown spots from the cargo of a ship wrecked in AD1323 in the waters near the Dokdo islets off the Shinan coast 新安木浦 in south-west Korea. Of the 17,000 ceramics on board, over half were from Longquan. The ship is believed to have been travelling from Ningbo寧波 in southern China to Korea, on its way to Japan. Traditionally this type of spotted celadon is known as 飛青磁 (tobiseiji , splashed celadon) in Japan and is greatly prized by collectors there.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze and iron-brown spots
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區
    Yuan dynasty, about AD 1300–1368PDF 217

    青釉褐斑瓶


    陶工以富含鐵元素的褐彩,隨意塗抹在青釉之上,而後入窯燒制,這種裝飾手法只在元代(1279-1368年)很短的時間內流行過。考古學家曾在新安沉船中發現一小批採用類似鐵褐斑裝飾技法的器物,該沉船於1323年沉沒于韓國西南部新安木浦海岸,靠近獨島。出水的17000餘件陶瓷器中,超過半數來自龍泉窯。這艘船被認為自中國南部的寧波港出發,駛往韓國,途徑日本。日本將這類作品稱為“飛青磁”(tobiseiji),並廣受收藏家推崇。


    炻器,属廣義瓷器,青釉,鐵褐斑
    龍泉窯
    浙江省龍泉地區
    元代,約1300-1368年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 55 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 56, pl. LV bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.24, no.217 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.29, no.84 bibliographic details
    • Krahl & Harrison-Hall 2009 p.47, no.20 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989a p.47, no.22 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.57, no.36 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989b p.60, no.48 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1974 p.7, no.217 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc52/s5

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Collection of Count Sakai. (in Japan) PDF Card: via Yamanaka from Hirooka sale in Osaka, lot 219 in 1928.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.217

Longquan porcelain vase. The vase has pale greyish green glaze with spots of iron brown.

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