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  • Museum number

    PDF,A.206

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware table screen of imitation wooden form, with integral stand. The stand has a pale grey body and crackled blue-green glaze. There is a qilin in a landscape with lingzhi fungus in one corner, and the clouds and sun above. There is an inscription on the back. The base is unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1492
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 160 millimetres
    • Width: 131 millimetres
    • Depth: 77 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Translation

        The inscription is dated AD 1492 – fifth year of Hongzhi period in the spring. It has been translated ‘Fine days for spring outings beside the River Si, Endless views take on an entirely new aspect, The gentle East wind brings the realisation of the season, Flowers bloom in a riot of colours that sum up the spring. Made by Lou Maoying.’
      • Inscription Comment

        Inscription dated AD 1492
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : AD 1492Room 95 label text:

    PDF A206

    Table screen


    This table screen is carved in relief on one side with a qilin in a landscape. The inscription on the other side is a Song dynasty poem by Zhu Xi (AD 1130–1200). In the poem, the poet traces the doctrine of Confucius. The inscription is dated AD 1492 – fifth year of Hongzhi period in the spring. It has been translated ‘Fine days for spring outings beside the River Si, Endless views take on an entirely new aspect, The gentle East wind brings the realisation of the season, Flowers bloom in a riot of colours that sum up the spring. Made by Lou Maoying.’


    Stoneware with incised and moulded decoration and an olive green glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Ming dynasty, Hongzhi period, dated equivalent to AD 1492

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 72, no. 71 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.34, no.103 bibliographic details
    • Riddell 1979 p.45, no.15 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.55, no.A206 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case6/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.206

Longquan stoneware table screen of imitation wooden form, with integral stand. Carved in low relief on one side with standing man wearing official hat. Inscription on other side. Pale grey body covered with matt, semi-opaque crackled pale grey-green glaze. Base of stand, face and left hand of official unglazed.

Longquan stoneware table screen of imitation wooden form, with integral stand. Carved in low relief on one side with standing man wearing official hat. Inscription on other side. Pale grey body covered with matt, semi-opaque crackled pale grey-green glaze. Base of stand, face and left hand of official unglazed.

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