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
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Object reference number: RRC38506
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