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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.204

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware multi-lobed cup. The cup has a fine grey body and thick greenish-grey glaze. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 50 millimetres
    • Diameter: 89 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A204

    Foliate wine cup


    This celadon wine cup was made in the south-western part of Zhejiang province in the area around Longquan in the Ou River basin. Longquan clay is light grey but re-oxidises during the cooling process in the kiln, so that it can appear orangey-red where it is unglazed. The Longquan kilns were non-official kilns. Potters at Longquan used locally available clay and glaze materials which ensured that, although they were heavily influenced by production techniques employed at the guan (official) kilns, their output was quite different.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區
    Southern Song to Yuan dynasty, about 1200–1300

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.23, no.60 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.54, no.A204 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case3/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.204

Longquan stoneware multi-lobed cup. Fine grey body covered with thick greenish-grey glaze. Rim of foot unglazed and has turned reddish in firing.

Longquan stoneware multi-lobed cup. Fine grey body covered with thick greenish-grey glaze. Rim of foot unglazed and has turned reddish in firing.

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