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Longquan stoneware dish with five lobes. The dish has pale greyish green glaze. There is an inscription in the centre.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 42 millimetres
- Diameter: 160 millimetres
Inscription CommentImpressed square seal 'hebin yifan' in the centre.
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with impressed seal mark
This bowl is shaped with a five-lobed rim. The way the glaze has been applied suggests a metal rim. The lobes are further defined inside the bowl with trailed slip lines. In the centre it is impressed with a seal mark. The vessel is covered with a pale olive-green glaze. Such low quality celadons were commonly exported across Asia in the Southern Song (AD 1127–1279) and Yuan dynasty (AD 1279–1368). This bowl may have been made in the Longquan region but as such marks are rarely seen there it could have been made at another southern celadon kiln.
Stoneware with impressed seal mark and pale green glaze
South-eastern China 中國東南部
Southern Song dynasty, AD 1127–1279
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Shen Zhifu (Shen Chih-fu) Collection, Peking.
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Object reference number: RRC38626
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