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    Longquan stoneware bowl with slightly sloping sides and an everted rim. The bowl has grey-blue glaze.

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    • 12thC
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 53 millimetres
    • Diameter: 170 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 284

    Brush-washer with celadon glaze

    Archaeologists excavated similar Longquan celadon brush-washers in 1991 in a Southern Song context, in the Jinyucun 金鱼村 hoard of Suining county 遂寧縣, Sichuan province 四川省 but none of this large size. These vessels have an angular profile, with a thickened rolled rim and a low foot and are glazed inside, outside and on the base with a broad-bean coloured celadon glaze. The Longquan kilns were non-official kilns whose workers made ceramics nevertheless for the imperial household, but also for middle class patrons and for customers abroad.

    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區
    Southern Song dynasty, AD1127–1279


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.16, no.28 bibliographic details
    • Krahl & Harrison-Hall 2009 p.44, no.17 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.50, no.284 bibliographic details
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    Medley 1977 records: From the S. K. de Forest Collection

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