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Title

Stem cup

14th century

Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Stemcup with ribbed stem
    Place where the work was made
    Zhejiang Province China
    Period
    Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → 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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    379.1997
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Longquan ware

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    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Zhejiang Province

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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