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Updated: 14 April 2015
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.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 73 millimetres
- Diameter: 175 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan 13th-14th centuryRoom 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. 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
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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Object reference number: RRC39259
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