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Container for Bulbs

Period:
Southern Song (1127–1279)–Yuan (1271–1368)
Date:
13th–early 14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with applied decoration under celadon glaze (Longquan ware)
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); Diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel T. Peters, 1926
Accession Number:
26.292.79
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Most likely used to grow narcissus for the New Year, this elegant container is an interesting Longquan vessel in a shape more commonly associated with the Jun wares of north China. It illustrates the complex interactions between different kilns found in Chinese ceramics from the eleventh to the early fourteenth century.
Mrs. Samuel T. Peters , New York (until 1926)
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