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An image of Vase by Longquan ware

Longquan ware

(China  – )

Title
Vase
Place of origin
Zhejiang ProvinceChina
Period
Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
Year
1368-1644
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
celadon
Dimensions

7.0 cm diam. of mouth; 22.7 x 9.5 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu & Dr George Soutter 2001
Accession number
29.2001
Location
Lower Asian gallery
Further information

The vase is moulded with a stout cylindrical body, sloping shoulders and a long narrow tubular neck with a wide flattened mouth rim. A pair of dragon shaped handles decorates the neck. This type of celadon vase became very popular during the 12th-13th centuries CE, and is found more frequently in Longquan ware than any other. Such a vase was produced continuously during the Ming period. This is a very good example of the Ming type.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 17 April 2001

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Tea', Sydney, 2003, 226 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015