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Longquan stoneware bowl with curved sides and overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior. The bowl has blue-green glaze with two layers of close brown crackle.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 79 millimetres
- Diameter: 173 millimetres
- Diameter: 44 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with crackled celadon glaze
This bowl is decorated outside with a stylised overlapping lotus petal pattern and is a typical product of the southern Longquan kilns. Lotuses are a symbol of purity. Similar bowls were made for a long period in China and many were exported.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, carved with crackled celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省，龍泉地區
Southern Song dynasty, about 1200–1279
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the Imperial Collection, Peking.'
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Object reference number: RRC38484
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