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    Longquan porcelain ovoid jar with wide everted mouth. The jar has pale grey-green glaze.

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    • 1403-1435
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    • Height: 113 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 201

    Jar with celadon glaze

    This globular jar is covered with layered celadon glaze.

    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1403–1435


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.18, no.38 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.19, no.201 bibliographic details
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    Stacey Pierson 1997 records: From the Fujita Collection, lot 303. PDF Card: Acquired 1929.

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Longquan porcelain ovoid jar with wide everted mouth. The jar has pale grey-green glaze.

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