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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.283

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1368-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 260 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 14th-early 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF283

    Bottle vase


    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 ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.32, no.96 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.49, no.283 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc5/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.283

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.

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