Longquan stoneware bowl with pale bluish green glaze. There are overlapping lotus leaves carved on the exterior. There is an inscription in the centre.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 70 millimetres
- Diameter: 168 millimetres
Inscription CommentThe character fu (happiness) incised on centre
Published PDF date : Yuan late 13th -early 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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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Object reference number: RRC38677
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