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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.247

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware dish with wide, flattened, copper-bound rim. The dish has thick grey-blue glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 52 millimetres
    • Diameter: 166 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 247

    Brush-washer with copper rim


    Some of the most beautiful celadon glazes were made in the Longquan area in the Southern Song dynasty. These celadons were 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.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze and copper rim
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Southern Song dynasty, about AD 1200–1280

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 36, pl. XXXV(b) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.21, no.52 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 pp 38-39, no.247 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case3/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Howard Back Collection. Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 12th March 1931. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 13, p.299, no. BK19. £90.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.247

Longquan stoneware dish with wide, flattened, copper-bound rim. The dish has thick grey-blue glaze.

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