Longquan Ware Vase – The Percival David Collection

Description: Longquan Ware Vase Of pale greyish stoneware in the form of an archaic ritual bronze ‘gu’, with wide spreading base section, an enlarged cylindrical body section and a long expanding neck with the trumpet mouth slightly everted at the rim; the foot ring is a little inclined & chamfered on the inside. The base & body sections are each ornamented with relief elements resembling the jutting flange projections on the ancient bronze form. At the base of the neck are 2 shallow horizontal grooves above which, rise 4 leaf shaped blades in relief in line with the relief ornament on the lower parts. The glaze is a smooth unctuous green. Where the glaze runs thin the body shows a pale grey, where exposed at the foot ring it has burnt brown.

Height: 20.5 cm

Century: 13th century

Dynasty: Southern Song

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Guan Ware Vase – The Percival David Collection

Description: Guan Ware Vase In the form of a jade ‘cong’ with square body and short cylindrical neck and foot; and a flat base. (It was made as a cylinder with the four corners applied). Reddish brown porcellaneous ware with opaque greenish-grey glaze, irregularly crackled. The base is bare except for a few splashes of glaze.

Height: 18.3 cm
Century: 13th century
Dynasty: Southern Song

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Ru Ware Bowl – The Percival David Collection

Ru Ware Bowl – The Percival David Collection

Description:
With rounded sides and everted lip and slightly splayed base rim. The glaze is thick, opaque and covered with a feint irregular crackle. The colour of the glaze is pale lavender and under a strong glass or light appears to be full of tiny bubbles. The foot and base are glazed. On the base are five oval spur marks. The rim is bound with a copper band.

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