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Rare Longquan Celadon Shard Yuan Dynasty

Longquan celadon, 龙泉青瓷 (lung-tsh’wahn), is a renowned greenish or grayish blue ceramic from Longquan City, Zhejiang Province. With origins in the Three Kingdoms period (220-280) and a peak during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), its jade-like glaze and exquisite craftsmanship symbolize Chinese virtues. Over 500 kilns in southwestern Zhejiang and northern Fujian produced these ceramics, making it one of China’s largest historical ceramic areas. Celebrated for its elegant aesthetics and cultural significance, Longquan celadon continues to be admired worldwide and showcased in major museums.

Kiln/Glaze: Longquan Celadon Ware

Age: Yuan Dynasty (AD 1271 to 1368)

Shard Price: £82 + £6 Worldwide Postage. Total £88

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