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Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Longquan Celadon Dragon Jarlet


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Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Longquan Celadon Dragon Jarlet

This small moulded jar was made during the 13th - 14th century at one of the Longquan kilns in Zhejiang province. It is heavily-potted and has been made in two halves, upper and lower, that have been luted together around the waist. At the shoulder are two small loop handles. It is coated in a thick olive-green glaze. Surrounding the upper body is a moulded dragon chasing a flaming pearl and around the lower body is a scrolling cloud pattern. The concave base remains unglazed revealing the pale grey porcelaneous body. There is some crackling of the glaze that surrounds part of the lower body.

Diameter 7.5 cm (3 inches). Good condition with no repair or restoration.

Similar examples, with and without the loop handles, are illustrated in the Southeast Asian Ceramics Society book "Chinese Celadons".

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