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Longquan stoneware vase with tubular neck, flared mouth and inverted rim. The vase has blue-grey glaze with fine brown-stained crackle. There are three horizontal ribs on the shoulder.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 390 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song/Yuan 13thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase with celadon glaze
In the late thirteenth century, some of the kilns at Longquan measured more than one hundred metres long. This size enabled potters to fire tens of thousands of celadons at a single setting. The success of the kilns encouraged economic prosperity in the region. People worked in numerous supporting industries: supplying fuel for the kilns, preparing the raw materials, and transporting the finished goods. This vase is surprisingly heavily-potted.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with crackled celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Probably Southern Song dynasty, about 1200–1279
On display: G95/dc3/sh8
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Object reference number: RRC38695
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