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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.240

  • Description

    Longquan porcelain dish with flattened mouth rim, and thick inclined foot rim. The dish has a grey-green glaze. There is a lotus spray in the centre surrounded by a scroll, and four unglazed fish around the interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1403-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 89 millimetres
    • Diameter: 318 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 240

    Dish with four fishes


    Yuan potters used a new technique to decorate this Longquan dish, creating a design with contrasting orangey-red unglazed (biscuit-fired) areas against rich green glaze. First, they incised aspects of the design, such as the flowers and then covered the whole dish in glaze except for a broad ring on the base, which was left to accommodate a kiln support. Next they applied designs from clay which had been rolled out thin like pastry and pressed-out using small carved moulds. This technique used to apply the four swimming fish is called sprig-moulding.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with incised and applied biscuit-fired decoration and celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Ming dynasty, AD 1403–35PDF 240

    青釉四魚紋盤


    元代龍泉窯的陶工採用了一種新的裝飾技法,將素胎紋飾貼於釉面之上,露胎素燒而成的橘紅色,與青釉釉色形成鮮明對比,即露胎貼花。具體工序是,首先在器物上裝飾部分刻花紋飾,如花卉紋,而後整器上釉,但底足有一圈無釉,以方便窯具承托。其次,將坯泥滾壓成餅形薄片,再以模具按壓出特定形狀,製作成小貼花裝飾,貼於器身。此盤上的四條魚形裝飾即為此塑貼裝飾手法製作。


    炻器,属廣義瓷器,劃花,露胎貼花,青釉
    龍泉窯
    浙江省龍泉地區
    明代,1403-1435年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 65 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p. 33, no.100 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.36, no.240 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc5/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.240

Longquan porcelain dish with flattened mouth rim, and thick inclined foot rim. The dish has a grey-green glaze. There is a lotus spray in the centre surrounded by a scroll, and four unglazed fish around the interior.

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