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.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 97 millimetres
- Diameter: 426 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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 region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Yuan dynasty, about AD 1300–1368
Margaret Medley 1977 records: Acquired in 1963.
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Object reference number: RRC39272
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