Longquan ware porcelain dish. The dish has a fine pale grey body and thick grey-green glaze. There is a foliage scroll incised and carved around the cavetto, a sprig-moulded four-clawed dragon pursuing flaming pearl among clouds in the centre of the interior, and lotus panels carved on the exterior. The foot rim is unglazed.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 83 millimetres
- Diameter: 381 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan 13thCRoom 95 label text:
Serving dish with dragon and clouds
Potters working in the Longquan reign during the Yuan dynasty fired large numbers of these serving dishes. They were made in dragon kilns, so called as they followed the undulating contours of the hillsides. Longquan celadons were exported to the Middle East and Southeast Asia in great quantities. This dish has a prancing dragon applied in the centre and the outer walls are scored to evoke lotus petals before covering in a green glaze and firing.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved and applied moulded decoration and celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省，龍泉地區
Yuan dynasty, about 1280–1320
On display: G95/dc4/sh8
Dominic Jellinek: From. Bluett & Sons Archive; May 5th 1926; A Collection of Early Chinese Porcelain and Pottery; No.20: £40. From the Collection of James Baird.
Longquan ware porcelain dish. Incised and carved foliage scroll around cavetto and sprig-moulded four-clawed dragon pursuing flaming pearl among clouds in centre. Carved lotus petals on outside. Fine pale grey body covered with thick grey-green glaze. Rim of foot unglazed.
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