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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.63

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware bowl with rounded sides and overlapping lotus petals carved on exterior. The bowl has blue-green glaze with two layers of brown crackle.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1200-1399
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 721 millimetres
    • Diameter: 173 millimetres
    • Diameter: 48 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 63

    Bowl with lotus petals


    This dish is decorated outside with a stylised overlapping lotus petal pattern and is a typical product of the southern Longquan kilns. Lotus 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 ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區
    Southern Song dynasty, about AD 1200–1279

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 no.63 not included bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.17, no.63 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.40, no.63 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.60, no.63 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case3/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.63

Longquan stoneware bowl with rounded sides and overlapping lotus petals carved on exterior. The bowl has blue-green glaze with two layers of brown crackle.

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