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    Longquan stoneware bowl with pale bluish green glaze. There are overlapping lotus leaves carved on the exterior. There is an inscription in the centre.

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    • 13thC
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    • Height: 70 millimetres
    • Diameter: 168 millimetres
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        The character fu (happiness) incised on centre
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    Published PDF date : Yuan late 13th -early 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 260

    Bowl with incised character

    Potters have carved the outside of this bowl with a typical overlapping lotus petal pattern. Its unusual feature is the inscription inside the bowl beneath the blue-green celadon glaze. A craftsman has is incised within a medallion an auspicious character which reads 福 (fu ‘happiness’). Inscribed characters are relatively rare on thirteenth century Longquan wares. This bowl may be from another kiln complex within Zhejiang province.

    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with incised and carved decoration and celadon glaze
    Zhejiang province 浙江省
    Southern Song to Yuan dynasty, about 1200–1300


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    • Medley 1977 p.27, no.77 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.42, no.260 bibliographic details
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Longquan stoneware bowl with pale bluish green glaze. There are overlapping lotus leaves carved on the exterior. There is an inscription in the centre.

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