Longquan Guan Jarlet

Southern Song - Yuan Dynasty, 13th - 14th c. China

Diameter: 8.9cm

A small Longquan Celadon jar with broad, stained crackleur.  The foot is slightly concave and has fired to a russet brown.  These pieces are often found in the waters of SE Asia as they were often produced for export, in this case, as a small medicine or makeup jar.  The glaze on the sides is slightly degraded to a matte texture.

Provenance: Solveig & Anita Gray, London, April 1997,Private Collection, Durham, North Carolina

Pieces of this sort were often exported to Southeast Asia.  A similar example can be seen in “Chinese Celadons and Other Related Wares in Southeast Asia” Southeast Asian Ceramics Society, Arts Orienatalis 1979.  PLS 88 and 89.