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    Longquan stoneware bowl with a horizontal groove around the body and a flared rim. The bowl has thick green glaze with an irregular brown crackle.

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    • 12thC-13thC
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    • Height: 49 millimetres
    • Diameter: 108 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 252

    Bowl with crackled celadon glaze

    Sir Percival David purchased this bowl from the Alexander collection. William Cleverley Alexander (AD 1840–1916) was a wealthy banker and a patron of Whistler who also collected Chinese ceramics. Song ceramics became popular among European collectors in the early twentieth century and thus Alexander was considered to be a modern collector.

    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with crackled celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Southern Song dynasty, about 1200–1279


  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 35, pl. XXXIV(a) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.20, no.45 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.40, no.252 bibliographic details
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    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the W. C. Alexander Collection. Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 7th May 1931. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 13, p.317, Lot 80. £30. Purchased by Bluett's at Sotheby's 6th May 1931 - William Cleverly Alexander Sale.

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Longquan stoneware bowl with a horizontal groove around the body and a flared rim. The bowl has thick green glaze with an irregular brown crackle.

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