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Longquan-type stoneware vessel of archaic jue form, with three splayed legs and two rectangular columns on the rim of the body. The vessel has greyish green glaze.
- Made in: China (South)
- Height: 162 millimetres
Published PDF date : Modern JapanRoom 95 label text:
Jue with celadon glaze
This high-fired cup is archaistic in two senses. Firstly it is modelled in the form of an ancient bronze ritual vessel made for heating wine called a jue. Furthermore it is covered in a Song-style celadon glaze. Sir Percival David acquired it on 12 May 1939 from Parke - Bernet auctio. The lot number was 228.
Stoneware with celadon glaze
South China 中國南部
Late Qing dynasty or Republican period, about 1850–1938
On display: G95/dc50/sh8
17 February 2009
Reason for treatment
Dismantle and restick knob.
The knob was attached to the jue at a slight angle. After dismantling it became clear that a metal dowl had been used and this has been retained in place.
The knob was poulticed with acetone applied to cotton wool and covered with cling film to slow down evaporation. As this appeared to do very little, Nitromors was applied to the area and covered with foil to slow down evaporation. This was then carefully cleaned with distilled water swabs and then steam cleaned. The fragments have been reconstructed with Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) 40% in acetone applied to the break edges with a brush. Joins supported with sellotape during curing.
PDF Card: Acquired from Parke - Bernet May 12 1939, lot 228.
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Object reference number: RRC38624
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