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1998-22, Scott 2900-3 The Longquan Kiln-China's Ceramics
Vase with Five Spouts - Northern Song Dinasty
Vase with Five Spouts - Northern Song Dinasty
SN: (4-1)
Title: Vase with Five Spouts - Northern Song Dinasty
Values: 50 fen
Size: 30*40mm
Type: T(Mint)
Vase with Phoenix Ears - Southern Song Dinasty
Vase with Phoenix Ears - Southern Song Dinasty
SN: (4-2)
Title: Vase with Phoenix Ears - Southern Song Dinasty
Values: 50 fen
Size: 30*40mm
Type: T(Mint)
Double Gourd Vase - Yuan Dinasty
Double Gourd Vase - Yuan Dinasty
SN: (4-3)
Title: Double Gourd Vase - Yuan Dinasty
Values: 50 fen
Size: 30*40mm
Type: T(Mint)
Engraved Ewer Decorated with Three Fruits - Ming Dinasty
Engraved Ewer Decorated with Three Fruits - Ming Dinasty
SN: (4-4)
Title: Engraved Ewer Decorated with Three Fruits - Ming Dinasty
Values: 150 fen
Size: 30*40mm
Type: T(Mint)
Technical details:

Scott No: 2900-3
Serial number: 1998-22
Values in set: 4
Date of issue: October 13, 1998
Designers: Wang Huming; Ren Yu
Size of stamp: 30*40mm
Perforation: 12
Sheet composition: 50
Printing process: offset


Background

The Longquan Kiln boasts as one of the thousands of Chinese ceramic kilns, which has the longest ceramic making history. It was first built during the period of Three Kingdoms and the Eastern and Western Jin dynasties and ended in the late Qing Dynasty, lasting more than 1,600 years. During the Song and the Yuan dynasties, there were many kilns here producing a large number of green porcelain, which were sold at home and abroad. The Longquan Kiln has thus become well-known.

The booming period of the Longquan kiln was in the late Southern Song and the Yuan dynasties, when the quality of green porcelain was greatly raised. Around the year 1200, the advanced ceramic making technique was adopted by the Kiln to produce high-grade porcelain, which was supplied to the imperial families and high-ranking officials. In this period, the ceramic production was pushed to a new height, and varieties were greatly enriched, from living utensils to decorative and sacrificial ceramics. In the Yuan Dynasty, ceramic industry was further developed. Large plates and bowls were produced to meet the need of Mongolian nobles and Muslims in West Asia. In the Ming and the Qing dynasties, the Longquan Kiln gradually declined, but the kiln's product quality was still high in the early stage of Ming Dynasty. The carved kettles collected by the Palace Museum were the representative works of the Longquan Kiln in the Ming Dynasty.
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