CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON GREEN PORCELAIN LIDDED PITCHER POTTERY CERAMICS CHINA For Sale
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CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON GREEN PORCELAIN LIDDED PITCHER POTTERY CERAMICS CHINA:
GJPawsales is pleased to offer a beautiful Chinese Longquan Celadon Green Lidded Pitcher, with Foliate Motif. The origin of porcelain pottery-making technologydates back 6000 years to the Neolithic period, and the related technologies and skills were continuouslydeveloped throughout early Chinese history.By the time the industry had matured during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), porcelain was an indispensableitem for daily use in all sectors of society and was exported by land and sea. Longquan celadon (龍泉青瓷) is a type of green-glazed Chinese ceramic, known in the West as celadon or greenware, produced from about 950 to 1550. The kilns were mostly located in Lishui prefecture in southwestern Zhejiang Province in the south of China, and the north of Fujian Province. The term "celadon" for the pottery's palejade-green glaze was coined byEuropeanconnoisseurs of the wares. Celadonglazerefers to a family of transparent glazes, many with pronounced (and sometimes accentuated) cracks in the glaze, which are produced in a wide variety of colors, and generally used onporcelainor stonewareclaybodies. Celadon green glazes have such popularity and impact that the style became known as “Celedon Green” and pieces made with it are often referred to as "celadons." However, the shades of color range from a very pale green to a deep intense green, often with the intent to imitate the green shades of jade. The color is produced by iron oxide in the glaze mixture. The superb lidded pitcher on offer is a particularly fine and beautiful example of this technique, which is beautifully decorated with foliate motifs. It measures 16.5 inches in width by 10 inches in depth by 14 inches in height (41.9 cm by 25.4 cm by 35.5 cm). It is in very good condition, and dates to the late 20th century. A superb example of a very distinctive style of Chinese porcelain, it would make a fine collector’s piece.