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Longquan stoneware vase of pear shape with bulbous head. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are two parallel raised ribs around the body and on the base of the neck, with vertical grooves carved on the upper part of the neck.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 260 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 14th-early 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
This bottle is described as ‘garlic mouthed’ because of the bulge in the neck towards the mouth. Potters based the shape on Middle Eastern metalwork. The parallel raised ribs around the body and neck refer to joins in the original metalwork. It was covered in an olive-green glazed and fired on its foot ring.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved decoration and celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435
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Object reference number: RRC38700
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