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Title

Stem cup


Artist

Longquan ware

China


About

A variety of decorative devices were employed on Longquan ceramics yet they were admired ultimately for their colour, which ranged from a pale blue-green to grey-green to olive. Song Longquan is the most esteemed as it attained an excellence of glaze and style which has never been surpassed. The subtle colours and elusive beauty of celadon have been compared by poets to jade, which from deep antiquity was considered the most precious of stones and symbolised the moral virtues of the Confucian scholar.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.108.


Details


Other Title

Stemcup with ribbed stem


Place where the work was made

Zhejiang Province China


Date

14th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

celadon


Dimensions

12.4 x 12.7 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Laurence G. Harrison 1997


Accession number

379.1997


Artist information

Longquan ware

Works in the collection

33


Place

Where the work was made
Zhejiang Province

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Mr V V W Fretwell, Mr L G Harrison, Ivan McMeekin and J. Hepburn Myrtle (Compilators), Chinese ceramics, Sydney, 1965, 22, 41 (illus.). cat.no. 59

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 15. cat.no. 2

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 108 (colour illus.).