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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.263

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware bowl. The bowl has translucent greyish green glaze. There are overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC-14thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 63 millimetres
    • Diameter: 138 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12h-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 263

    Bowl with lotus petals


    This bowl is decorated outside with a stylised overlapping lotus petal pattern and is a typical product of the southern Longquan kilns. Lotuses are a symbol of purity. Similar bowls were made for a long period in China and many were exported.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區
    Yuan dynasty, about 1279–1368

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.20, no.46 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p.37, pl. XXXVI(a) bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.43, no.263 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case3/sh6

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    6 April 2009

    Treatment proposal

    Remove discoloured overpaint. Reassess, clean and gap fill.

    Condition

    Discoloured overpaint covered a chip which had been adhered in place and surrounded with plaster.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned off the overpaint using Acetone, using cotton wool swabs on a satay stick. After cleaning surface wiped with Kleenex tissue to remove the remaining solvent.

    Softened plaster fill removed mechanically with scalpel blade.

    Missing areas surrounding the chip filled with Fynebond, microballoons and pigments. Cut back with a scalpel blade and sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive paper.

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  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.263

Longquan stoneware bowl.  The bowl has translucent greyish green glaze. There are overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior.

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