Étiquettes

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Vase shaped after an ancient jade called a cong, Southern Song dynasty

Vase shaped after an ancient jade called a cong. Stoneware, porcelain-type, with blue-green glaze, Longquan ware 龍泉窯, Longquan area , Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區, Southern Song dynasty, AD 1127–1279. Height: 410 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art (1952 – 2007). PDF.233. British Museum © Trustees of the British Museum

Connoisseurs regard the finest Longquan wares as those with bluish glazes made in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries such as this vase which is shaped after an ancient ritual jade object. It was made at a kiln in or around the market town of Longquan in the southern part of Zhejiang province.

Acquisition notes: R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Duan Fang (Tuan Fang) Collection.

Bibliography: Hobsob, Robert L, A Catalogue of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain in the Collection of Sir Percival David Bt., F.S.A., London, The Stourton Press, 1934, p. 43, pl. XLII

Medley, Margaret, Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, University of London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1977, p.26, no.73

Pierson, Stacey, Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, University of London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1997, p.29, no.233