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Lidded vase

Lidded vase

  • Place of origin:

    Zhejiang (made)

  • Date:

    960-1127 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, glazed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 20 []

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.

Physical description

Longquan lidded vase

Place of Origin

Zhejiang (made)


960-1127 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, glazed


Height: 26 cm

Descriptive line

Stoneware lidded jar with carved decoration and green 'celadon' glaze, Longquan ware, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kerr, Rose. Song dynasty ceramics. London:V&A Publications, 2004, plate 91.

Labels and date

Lidded vase
Northern Song dynasty

Stoneware with olive green (celadon) glaze

Longquan kilns, south China
Museum no. Circ.52-1927 [2007]




East Asia Collection

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