An image of Stem cup

Longquan ware

(China  – )

Stem cup

Other titles:
Stemcup with ribbed stem
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Zhejiang Province, China
Period
China: Ming dynasty 1368–1644
Year
14th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
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