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Jar

  • Place of origin:

    Zhejiang (made)

  • Date:

    14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with moulded relief decoration under celadon glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir John Addis KCMG

  • Museum number:

    FE.51-1975

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Two-handled jar of globular form with depressed shoulder and short neck with rolled flip flanked by a pair of tubular loop handles; concave, unglazed base. The jar is assembled from two horizontally-joined halves, moulded with low relief decoration comprising on the lower half a band of petals, and above, one of a continuous scroll with peony, lotus, chrysanthemum and camellia blooms, with another of classic scroll round the shoulder. The grey-green glaze does not quite reach the foot, where the light grey burnt body is exposed.

Place of Origin

Zhejiang (made)

Date

14th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with moulded relief decoration under celadon glaze

Dimensions

Height: 9.6 cm, Diameter: 11.7 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. Two-handled jar, stoneware with moulded relief decoration under celadon glaze; excavated in the Philippines, made in China (Zhejiang province), Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Production Note

Register

Materials

Stoneware; Celadon

Techniques

Relief; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Floral patterns

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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