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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.200

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware vase of an archaic bronze gu or zun form, with a wide mouth and everted rim. The vase has pale grey-green glaze. There are four vertical raised ridges on the central and lower sections, and four sprig-moulded triangular sections of scrollwork on the neck.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1280-1368
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 205 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

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    Vase modelled after an ancient bronze


    This celadon vase is modelled after an ancient ritual drinking vessel called a gu. Wealthy aristocrats and generals of the Shang and Zhou dynasties, (about 1600–256 BC), buried bronze vessels as part of ritual eating and drinking equipment for tombs. The shape was transformed into a vase in the Song dynasty (AD 960–1279) as catalogues of collections of antiques were published with woodblock-printed illustrations. Related gu vases with less well-defined decoration were recovered from the Sinan shipwreck of AD1323. This ship was sunk in the waters near the Dokdo islets off the Shinan coast 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 in southern China to Korea, on its way to Japan.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, carved, sprig-moulded decoration and celadon glaze Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區
    Yuan dynasty, AD 1280–1368PDF 200

    青釉仿青銅器形觚


    此青釉瓶造型源於古代禮器中的飲酒器觚。商周時期(約西元前1600-前256年)的貴族及軍隊上層人士以青銅禮儀用食器與酒器隨葬。這種器形在宋代(960-1279年)伴隨著木版印刷古物圖錄的出版為人所知,並逐漸演變為瓶。新安沉船出水過類似的觚形瓶,但裝飾更為樸素。此船1323年沉沒於韓國西南沿海的新安,靠近獨島附近的海域。此船出水了超過17000件陶瓷,其中超過半數來自龍泉窯。此船應為從中國南方的寧波出發,去往日本,途經韓國。


    炻器,属廣義瓷器,刻花,模塑貼花,青釉
    龍泉窯
    浙江省龍泉地區
    元代,1279-1368年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 20 and p. 307 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 44, pl. XLIII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.19, no.200 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.19, no.42 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989a p.46, no.21 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1974 p.6, no.200 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc4/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Collection of Count Sakai.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.200

Longquan stoneware vase of an archaic bronze gu or zun form, with a wide mouth and everted rim. The vase has pale grey-green glaze. There are four vertical raised ridges on the central and lower sections, and four sprig-moulded triangular sections of scrollwork on the neck.

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