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Longquan ware porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine grey body and thick greyish-green glaze. There are overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 82 millimetres
- Diameter: 177 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-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, AD 1279–1368
Longquan ware porcelain bowl. Carved outside with overlapping lotus petals. Fine grey body covered with thick greyish-green glaze. Rim of foot unglazed and turned reddish in firing.
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Object reference number: RRC39262
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