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Jar (with cover and five spouts)

Creation date: 960-1279
Creation place: China

Other Information

Type: Ceramic Jar
Medium and Support: Ceramic
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Cora Timken Burnett
Accession Number: 1957.438.a-b
Dimensions: 9 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (24.77 cm x 12.07 cm x 12.07 cm)
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Asia Crossroads installation
October 2003
The wares that come closest in appearance and touch to jade come from the kilns at Longquan (“Dragon-spring”), southwest of Shanghai in Zhejiang province, during the late 12th and 13th centuries (Southern Song dynasty). The glaze is rich and thick, yet it fits the body of the ceramic without concealing quiet lines of carved pattern or subtly molded shapes in the decoration. By the 14th century, greenwares were in great demand all over Asia, particularly in the Muslim world, and in every market there was an attempt to produce a homegrown version of the Chinese original.
Last Updated: 8/7/2012


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Art of East Asia: China The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/24/2013 - 00/00/00

Art of East Asia San Diego Museum of Art , 2/3/2013 - 8/1/2013


This object has the following bibliographic references:

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 134

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