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Longquan stoneware dish with wide, flattened, copper-bound rim. The dish has thick grey-blue glaze.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 52 millimetres
- Diameter: 166 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song 13thCRoom 95 label text:
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 region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Southern Song dynasty, about AD 1200–1280
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.
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Object reference number: RRC38664
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