- Previous 0/1630
Longquan stoneware brush-washer with cylindrical sides and flattened rim. The brush-washer has pale grey-green glaze with brown stained irregular crackle.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 49 millimetres
- Diameter: 160 millimetres
- Diameter: 92 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 160 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Southern Song 13thCRoom 95 label text:
Some of the most beautiful celadon glazes were made in the Longquan area in the Southern Song dynasty. These celadons were made in the south-western part of Zhejiang province in the area around Longquan in the Ou River basin. Longquan clay is light grey but re-oxidises during the cooling process in the kiln, so that it can appear orangey-red where it is unglazed. The Longquan kilns were non-official kilns. Potters at Longquan used locally available clay and glaze materials.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with crackled celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Southern Song dynasty, about AD 1200–1280
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: RRC38506
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.