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Ceremonial jar and cover
Southern Song dynasty 1127-1279

stoneware (Longguan ware)
(a-b) 25.3 × 12.5 × 12.3 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Longquan, Zhejiang province, south-east China, China
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Longquan ware. Ovid body with moulded petal forms, broad triple ribbed shoulder, cylindrical neck; shoulder and neck with high relief dragon, flaming pearl and phoenix/pheasant. Lid: broad undulating rim, domed with seated phoenix/pheasant. Translucent olive green glaze. Damage to beak and tail of bird on lid.