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  • Place of origin:

    Zhejiang (made)

  • Date:

    14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with moulded 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

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)


14th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with moulded relief decoration under celadon glaze


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



Stoneware; Celadon


Relief; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Floral patterns


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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