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Longquan-type porcelain vessel of archaic bronze jue form, with two columns standing up from the flattened rim, standing on three tapered legs. The vessel has grey-green glaze. There is a key-fret band below the rim, and a floral relief moulded on the centre of the interior. There are inscriptions on both sides of the body.
- Made in: Longquan area
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 142 millimetres
- Width: 148 millimetres
- Depth: 76 millimetres
Inscription Positionon the side
Inscription TransliterationLongquan xian ruxue ji qi
Inscription TranslationSacrificial vessel for Confucian studies in Longquan County
Inscription Positionon the other side
Inscription TransliterationHongzhi si nian san yue li
Inscription TranslationSet up on the third month of the fourth year of Hongzhi [AD 1491]
Published PDF date : Modern JapanRoom 95 label text:
Jue vessel with inscription
This cup is modelled in the form of an ancient bronze ritual vessel made for heating wine called a jue. On the side it has a relief inscription which reads 龍泉縣 儒學祭器 (Longquan xian ruxue ji qi ‘ Longquan county, sacrificial vessel for Confucian studies’). On the other side is an apocryphal inscription 弘治四年三月立(Hongzhi si nian san yue li ‘Set up on the third month of the fourth year of Hongzhi' [AD 1491]). This cup was probably made at Longquan but in the Republican era.
Stoneware, porcelain–type, with celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Republican period, AD 1912–1949
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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Object reference number: RRC38697
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