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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.220

  • Description

    Longquan ware porcelain dish with fluted rim. Impressed peony spray in centre on which superimposed moulded fish. Pale grey body covered with thick grey-green glaze. Unglazed ring on base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1300-1368
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 97 millimetres
    • Diameter: 426 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A220

    Dish


    Potters produced ceramics of various qualities at Longquan. This dish is perhaps typical of those large dishes made for export to South-east Asia and the Middle East. In the centre of this dish is an impressed peony flower with the front half of a moulded fish on top beneath the glaze. Its other tail half is applied under the glaze to the base. Similar examples may be found in the Topkapi Saray in Istanbul and in the Ardabil Shrine in Iran. There are also related dishes on the Shinan shipwreck dateable to AD 1323.


    Porcelain with impressed decoration and celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Yuan dynasty, about AD 1300–1368

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 63 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.24, no.66 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.58, no.A220 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case5/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1977 records: Acquired in 1963.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.220

Longquan ware porcelain dish with fluted rim. Impressed peony spray in centre on which superimposed moulded fish. Pale grey body covered with thick grey-green glaze. Unglazed ring on base.

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