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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.206

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1939
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 162 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Modern JapanRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 206

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 1997 p.21, no.206 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.37, no.117 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc50/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF Card: Acquired from Parke - Bernet May 12 1939, lot 228.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.206

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.

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