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  • Description

    Longquan stoneware dish with five lobes. The dish has pale greyish green glaze. There is an inscription in the centre.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 12thC-13thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 42 millimetres
    • Diameter: 160 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Impressed square seal 'hebin yifan' in the centre.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 208

    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 1127–1279PDF 208





  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 59 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 38, pl. XXXVII(b) bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.21, no.208 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 pp 25-26, no.72 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc2/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Shen Zhifu (Shen Chih-fu) Collection, Peking.

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Longquan stoneware dish with five lobes.  The dish has pale greyish green glaze.  There is an inscription in the centre.

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