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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.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 49 millimetres
- Diameter: 108 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
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 region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Southern Song dynasty, about 1200–1279
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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Object reference number: RRC38669
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