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    Longquan stoneware dish with lobed rim. The dish has opaque bluish-grey glaze.

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    • 12thC-13thC
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    • Height: 28 millimetres
    • Diameter: 177 millimetres
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    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 264

    Dish with lobed rim

    Contemporary Southern Song craftsmen made both silver wares and lacquer wares in this flat form with brace bracket lobed rims. This example, made from smooth, pale grey clay, is coated in a thick pale-bluish celadon glaze. Potters used up to four separate layers, developing the thickness of the iron-derived blue glaze. Longquan potters used porcelain stone and limestone as the main glaze ingredients but added wood ash to it. Later potters working at the Longquan kilns in the Yuan dynasty were unable to recreate these soft blue-green glazes which reached their zenith in the Southern Song.

    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區
    Southern Song dynasty, AD1127–1279


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.20, no.47 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.43, no.264 bibliographic details
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    Medley 1977 records: From the S. K. de Forest Collection

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Longquan stoneware dish with lobed rim.  The dish has opaque bluish-grey glaze.

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