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Globular oil jar,

Globular oil jar. Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze, Longquan ware 龍泉窯, Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區, Yuan dynasty, AD 1279–1368. Height: 115 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art (1952 – 2007). PDF.232. British Museum © Trustees of the British Museum

This small jar was made in two parts and the sections joined together with dilute clay. These were mass-produced as small oil containers. They are found at sites across Southeast Asia where they were exported.

Bibliography: 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.27, no.76

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.232