Lidded Vase

960-1127 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Chinese stoneware with an olive green glaze is traditionally called a 'celadon'. Kilns in Longquan, south China, excelled in this type of ceramic. It is not known whether this lidded vase was made specifically for burial. It could have been a favourite object of its owner and was buried with him when he died.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Vase
  • Lid
Brief Description
Stoneware lidded jar with carved decoration and green 'celadon' glaze, Longquan ware, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century
Physical Description
Longquan lidded vase
Dimensions
  • Height: 26cm
Style
Gallery Label
Lidded vase Northern Song dynasty 1000-1100 Stoneware with olive green (celadon) glaze Longquan kilns, south China Museum no. Circ.52-1927(2007)
Summary
Chinese stoneware with an olive green glaze is traditionally called a 'celadon'. Kilns in Longquan, south China, excelled in this type of ceramic. It is not known whether this lidded vase was made specifically for burial. It could have been a favourite object of its owner and was buried with him when he died.
Bibliographic Reference
Kerr, Rose. Song dynasty ceramics. London:V&A Publications, 2004, plate 91.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.52-1927

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record createdMarch 19, 2007
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