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Longquan porcelain box and lid. The box has glassy grey-green glaze. There is a carved and incised floral motif on the lid.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 35 millimetres
- Diameter: 82 millimetres
Published PDF date : 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Cosmetics or seal paste box
This small round box with a flat cover is carved with a morning glory flower. Potters first incised the bloom with six petals and then added combed details. This combing is a feature of tenth century ceramics and the shape is reminiscent of early Northern Song or even Tang silver boxes.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved and incised decoration and celadon glaze
Longquan ware 龍泉窯
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Northern Song dynasty or Five dynasties, about AD 907–1000
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Object reference number: RRC38699
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