Longquan stoneware bowl. The bowl has a fine, pale grey body and closely crackled 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: 47 millimetres
- Diameter: 158 millimetres
Inscription Content龍泉窯 "弘治五年"
Inscription CommentDated by inscription to AD 1492
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with lotus petals
This dish is decorated outside with a stylised overlapping lotus petal pattern and is a typical product of the southern Longquan kilns. In the Yuan dynasty, potters working in the Longquan area were unable to recreate the blue-green opaque glazes of the Song dynasty (see case 3), as they increased their production. Merchants exported Longquan ceramics widely. Customers in Southeast and East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and occasionally Europe admired their hard bodies and glossy celadon glazes.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, carved with closely crackled greyish-green glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Yuan dynasty, about AD 1300–1368
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Object reference number: RRC39258
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