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  • Place of origin:

    Zhejiang (made)

  • Date:

    14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with relief decoration under celadon glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir John Addis KCMG

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 8

Physical description

Jarlet, globular with a short neck and rolled lip flanked by a pair of tubular loop-handles; flat base. On the upper half is a band of lotus-scroll decoration, with tendril sprays on the shoulder, and on the lower, a band of petal pattern.

Place of Origin

Zhejiang (made)


14th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with relief decoration under celadon glaze


Height: 6 cm

Object history note

The group of objects (FE.3 to 105-1975) were all acquired by Sir John Addis during his stay in Manila as British Ambassador, ca. 1965-70, and are purportedly from excavations there. See papers published at the Manila Trade Pottery Seminiar, 1968, here noted; also Locsin, L & C, Oriental Ceramics discovered in the Philippines, Rutland & Tokyo 1968; and Addis, J. M. Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 1967-69 London : The Society, pp. 17-36.

Descriptive line

Longquan ware. Jarlet, stoneware with relief decoration under celadon glaze; excavated in the Philippines, made in China (Zhejiang province), Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Production Note



Stoneware; Celadon


Relief; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers; Lotus petal


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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