Stoneware funerary jar with cover
- Object Number: STKMG:1958.P.74
- Simple Name: jar
- Full Name: funerary jar and cover
- Production Place: Longquan
- Production Place: China
- Production Period:
- Summary: Stoneware funerary jar with cover. Grey-green celadon glaze. Oviform jar with five upright spouts on the shoulders. The body is moulded with lotus petals diminishing in size near the base. The cover has a lotus bud pierced finial and a lacquer repair on the rim. Grey-green celadon glaze.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Terms:East Asian
- Additional Notes: Celadon is a French term for stonewares or porcelains with an iron-oxide green glaze fired in a reducing atmosphere. Colours can vary from blue to green to grey. Celadons have been made in China, Japan and Korea as well as Vietnam and the Islamic world. Chinese Longquan (Zhejiang province) wares and Korean Goryeo period (918 AD- 1392) celadons are generally the most admired and these have most inspired studio potters in Britain in the 20th century.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery