An image of Vase

Longquan ware

(China  – )

Vase

Location
Not on display
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

Place of origin
Zhejiang Province, China
Period
China: Ming dynasty 1368–1644
Year
1368-1644
Media
Ceramic
Medium
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