Longquan ware porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine pale grey body and thick grey-green glaze. There is a visvavajra lightly impressed in the centre of the interior. Where exposed the body is reddish. The base and footring are unglazed.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 48 millimetres
- Diameter: 159 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan/Ming 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
This bowl is lightly impressed with a design of crossed vajra beneath a thick celadon glaze. This design, is known as visvavajra. The vajra symbolises the Buddhist thunderbolt. Similar dishes have been found in early Ming tombs and were also exported.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435
Longquan ware porcelain bowl. Decorated in centre with lightly impressed design of what appears to be a double vajra element. Fine pale grey body covered with thick grey-green glaze which goes over foot ring. Unglazed base, body turned reddish where exposed in firing.
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Object reference number: RRC39264
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