A S. Song Longquan Bird-Feeder in Simple Form.
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A Longquan bird-feeder was in plain form.
Well mold in round shape, the vessel was preserved in perfect condition.
The glaze was in pale green tint.
The scars left at the bottom were caused during pottering when the potter using a wire or thread to cut the vessel from the potter's wheel. A characteristic from old wares we usually see.
It was a rare piece from which some similar ones were in the collection of the Palace Museum of Beijing(see last two photos).
Date: Southern Song/Yuan periods, 11th-13th century.
Body width: 7.4cm, Height: 3.9cm.