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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.224

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware bowl with everted rim. The bowl has grey-green glaze. There is a 'split lotus' scroll carved on the interior and exterior, and a band of scroll panels around the foot.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1403-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 85 millimetres
    • Diameter: 190 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 224

    Bowl with stylised lotus flowers


    Potters carved this bowl inside and out with a design of stylised lotus flower scroll. It belongs to a type of high-quality celadon made at the Longquan kilns for the court of the Yongle (AD 1403–24) or Xuande (AD 1426–35) emperors. Similar designs and forms were produced in underglaze blue porcelain at Jingdezhen.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved decoration and celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1403–1435

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 1997 p.26, no.224 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.34, no.102 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case5/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.224

Longquan stoneware bowl with everted rim. The bowl has grey-green glaze. There is a 'split lotus' scroll carved on the interior and exterior, and a band of scroll panels around the foot.

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