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Longquan porcelain dish. The dish has crackled greyish green glaze. There is a peony spray in low relief in the centre, with overlapping lotus petals on the interior. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 116 millimetres
- Diameter: 483 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationYuan you nian zao
Inscription TranslationMade in the Yuanyou period’ [AD 1086–94].
Published PDF date : Yuan-Ming 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Large dish with an inscription
This large celadon dish is carved in the centre with a peony spray in low relief and with lotus petals. On the base has an apocryphal inscription in low relief 元佑年造(Yuan you nian zao ‘Made in the Yuanyou period’ [AD 1086–94]). Yuan you was the reign title for a Northern Song dynasty emperor. Also known as 宋哲宗 Song Zhesong.
Stoneware, carved and with crackled celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Ming dynasty, AD 1400–1500
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Object reference number: RRC38653
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