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  • Museum number

    PDF.286

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware dish with lobed well and foliated rim with six brackets. The dish has grey-green glaze. There are three birds perched on peach sprays in unglazed relief on the interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1300-1368
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 31 millimetres
    • Diameter: 167 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 286

    Dish with birds on fruiting peach branches


    This bracket lobed celadon glazed dish is decorated with a very rare design of three sprig-moulded birds resting on fruiting peach branches. Peaches are a traditional Chinese symbol of longevity.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with applied biscuit-fired decoration and celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Yuan dunasty, AD 1300–1368

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 60 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.30, no.88 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.50, no.286 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case5/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.286

Longquan stoneware dish with lobed well and foliated rim with six brackets. The dish has grey-green glaze. There are three birds perched on peach sprays in unglazed relief on the interior.

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