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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.278

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 390 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song/Yuan 13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 278

    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 ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Probably Southern Song dynasty, about 1200–1279

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.23, no.58 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.48, 278 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case3/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.278

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.

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