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Longquan porcelain vase with long cylindrical neck and a wide mouth. The vase has pale greyish green glaze. There are four horizontal ribs on the body, to imitate bamboo.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 317 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song 13thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase with ‘bamboo node’ ribs
This vase has a dish-shaped mouth and a tubular neck which is ribbed to evoke the nodes on a bamboo stem. In the late thirteenth century, some of the kilns at Longquan measured more than one hundred metres long. This size enabled potters to fire tens of thousands of celadons at a single setting. The success of the kilns encouraged economic prosperity in the region. People worked in numerous supporting industries: supplying fuel for the kilns, preparing the raw materials, and transporting the finished goods.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省，龍泉地區
Southern Song dynasty, about 1200–1279
8 April 2009
Reason for treatment
Check running cracks, clean.
Dirty running crack from the neck down into the body with a number of chips adhered in place along it.
Poulticed with Ariel mixed with distilled water. Covered with cling film to slow down evaporation.Steam cleaned using distilled water; run off dirt and water absorbed into soft tissue paper.Consolidated small chips along crack with 20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in acetone applied with a micropipette.
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Object reference number: RRC38620
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