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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.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 721 millimetres
- Diameter: 173 millimetres
- Diameter: 48 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
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 region, Zhejiang province 浙江省，龍泉地區
Southern Song dynasty, about AD 1200–1279
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Object reference number: RRC38482
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