Celadon Jarlets (are these fake?)

by Carlos
(QC)

Hello Everyone,

I recently got this lot of jarlets. Any ideas how old they are and if they are the real deal? Thanks!

P.S: What purpose did these jarlets serve a long time ago? Were they used as food/ condiment containers?

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Mar 31, 2011
Re: Jarlets
by: Carlos

Hi Peter,

Thanks very much for your assistance thus far. I can e-mail larger pics of the jarlets of that would help? I am always interested to learn new things with ceramic.

I noticed that the jarlet on the lower left of the picture emit a high "ping" sound when i tap my finger on it. but the remaining three jarlets sound "duller". Any opinions on why is this the case? Thanks!

Mar 31, 2011
jarlets
by: peter

>the one with red clay, you reckon it may be >questionable in authenticity?
I just feel uncomfortable when the clay is brick red. It can be right, but if it is this color, I would want to make a hands-on inspection first, just to be sure. The color is unusual.

>Would you be able to give me tips on how to tell >if celadon jarlets or celadon ware in general >are antiques or fakes?

If there would be a shortcut method, would be nice. I'm afraid there is no way other than looking at many items and pictures.
You could start with mingwrecks.com. They have celadons and with theirs you can be sure they are genuine.

Mar 31, 2011
Re: jarlets
by: Carlos

Hi Kenny,


Thanks for the info. Any Idea on what the jarlets would have been used for in a real-world sense? I wonder if they would have any practical use given their small size? Im trying to find info for my personal research about them :)


Mar 31, 2011
Jarlets
by: Anonymous

Hi Peter,
Thank you very much for the reply! With regard to the one with red clay, you reckon it may be questionable in authenticity?

Would you be able to give me tips on how to tell if celadon jarlets or celadon ware in general are antiques or fakes?

Mar 30, 2011
jarlets
by: peter

Hi Carlos,
I looked at the closeup pictures. Looks like celadon jarlets from the Song or Yuan dynasty. They could be Longquan, but I'm not so sure about the one with red clay.


Mar 30, 2011
Song
by: Kenny

I think these are 'Song' jarlets, you cane compare it in'eastjavaantique.com'

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