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Longquan stoneware dish with five-lobed rim and curving sides. The dish has grey-green glaze with dark stained crackle. There are incised prunus spray and crescent moon just visible under the glaze, unglazed moulded motifs in the centre of a rock with prunus tree, and a crescent moon painted with black, brown and white unfired pigments.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 32 millimetres
- Diameter: 172 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Dish with prunus and crescent moon
This dish with five-lobed rim is incised with a prunus spray and crescent moon. Floated on the glaze in the centre are sprig-moulded biscuit fired motifs of a rock with prunus tree and a crescent moon. These designs are coloured with white, brown and black slip. The dish has probably been in a fire or has been over-fired as the glaze is heavily cracled. This design is rare but there is another undamaged example in the British Museum’s collections.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with incised, slip and applied moulded biscuit-fired decoration and crackled celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Yuan dunasty, AD 1300–1368
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Object reference number: RRC38689
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