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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.208

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC-14thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 47 millimetres
    • Diameter: 158 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        龍泉窯 "弘治五年"
      • Inscription Comment

        Dated by inscription to AD 1492
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A208

    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 ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Yuan dynasty, about AD 1300–1368

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.20, no.49 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.56, no.208 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case3/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.208


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