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.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 50 millimetres
- Diameter: 89 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song 13thCRoom 95 label text:
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 region, Zhejiang province 浙江省，龍泉地區
Southern Song to Yuan dynasty, about 1200–1300
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Object reference number: RRC39254
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