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    Longquan stoneware bowl with steeply sloping sides and slightly everted rim. The bowl has opaque grey-blue glaze.

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    • 12thC
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    • Height: 39 millimetres
    • Diameter: 112 millimetres
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    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12h-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 268

    Brush-washer with celadon glaze

    Archaeologists excavated similar Longquan celadon brush-washers in 1991 in a Southern Song context, in the Jinyucun hoard of Suining city, Sichuan province. These vessels have an angular profile, with a thickened rolled rim and a low foot and are glazed inside, outside and on the base with a broad-bean coloured celadon glaze. The Longquan kilns were non-official kilns whose workers made ceramics nevertheless for the imperial household, but also for middle class patrons and for customers abroad.

    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區
    Southern Song dynasty, AD1127–1279


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    • Medley 1977 p.16, no.27 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.44, no.268 bibliographic details
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Longquan stoneware bowl with steeply sloping sides and slightly everted rim. The bowl has opaque grey-blue glaze.

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