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Longquan stoneware vase of archaic jade cong form, with square body and short cylindirical neck and foot. The vase has thick green-grey glaze with brown stained crackle.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 234 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan or laterRoom 95 label text:
Vase in the form of a cong
In about 3000 to 2000 BC, in China’s southeast, corresponding to modern Jiangsu and Zhejiang province, jade workers of the Liangzhu culture fashioned tubes of jade with square sides pierced by a circular opening called 琮cong. Ancient people buried these cong, which may have had a ritual function with the corpse. Educated men revived interest in antiques and excavated artefacts from the past. The new users adapted the functions of the antique objects thus an ancient jade form becomes a flower vase.
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Ming dynasty, about AD 1500–1600
Longquan stoneware vase of archaic jade zong form, with square body and short cylindirical neck and foot. The vase has thick green-grey glaze with brown stained crackle.
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