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brush-washer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.87

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware brush-washer with cylindrical sides and flattened rim. The brush-washer has pale grey-green glaze with brown stained irregular crackle.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 49 millimetres
    • Diameter: 160 millimetres
    • Diameter: 92 millimetres (base)
    • Diameter: 160 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 87

    Brush washer


    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 ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Southern Song dynasty, about AD 1200–1280

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 36 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 no.87 not included bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.23, no.87, pl.X bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p.36, pl. XXXV(a) bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.47, no.87 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.60, no.87 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc3/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.87

Longquan stoneware brush-washer with cylindrical sides and flattened rim. The brush-washer has pale grey-green glaze with brown stained irregular crackle.

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