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