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Longquan stoneware bowl. The bowl has translucent greyish green glaze. There are overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 63 millimetres
- Diameter: 138 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12h-13thCRoom 95 label text:
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 region, Zhejiang province 浙江省，龍泉地區
Yuan dynasty, about 1279–1368
6 April 2009
Reason for treatment
Remove discoloured overpaint. Reassess, clean and gap fill.
Discoloured overpaint covered a chip which had been adhered in place and surrounded with plaster.
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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Object reference number: RRC38680
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