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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.209

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware bowl. The bowl has a fine, pale grey body and brownish-green glaze with wide crackle. There are overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The base and foot rim are unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC-14thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 73 millimetres
    • Diameter: 175 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A209

    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. Although in a style familiar through Longquan area celadons, this bowl may be from another kiln complex within Zhejiang province


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved decoration and crackled olive-green celadon glaze
    Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Yuan dynasty, AD 1280–1368

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.27, no.79 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.56, no. A209 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc3/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.209

Longquan stoneware bowl. Decorated outside with carved overlapping lotus petals. Fine pale grey body covered with brownish-green glaze with wide crackle. Base and foot unglazed and turned reddish in firing.

Longquan stoneware bowl. Decorated outside with carved overlapping lotus petals. Fine pale grey body covered with brownish-green glaze with wide crackle. Base and foot unglazed and turned reddish in firing.

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