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


  • Title: Vase
  • Creator: Longquan ware
  • Date Created: 1368-1644
  • Location: Zhejiang Province/China
  • Physical Dimensions: 7.0 cm diam. of mouth; 22.7 x 9.5 cm
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: Gift of Dr John Yu & Dr George Soutter 2001
  • External Link: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/29.2001
  • Medium: celadon
  • Signature & Date: Not signed. Not dated.
  • Artist Country: China

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