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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Longquan stoneware dish with high rounded sides and flattened rim. The dish has greyish green glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC-14thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40 millimetres
    • Diameter: 141 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 265

    Dish with moulded fish

    This dish has two moulded fish applied beneath the celadon glaze. Chinese people regard paired fish as a rebus (visual pun) for abundance as the words for both fish 魚 and abundance 餘, are pronounced yu.

    Stoneware, porcelain-type, carved and with applied moulded decoration with celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Southern Song to Yuan dynasty, AD 1200–1300


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.21, no.53 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.43, no.265 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989b p.58, no.45 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc3/sh1

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Longquan stoneware dish with high rounded sides and flattened rim. The dish has greyish green glaze.

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