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Longquan stoneware dish with short rounded sides. The dish has translucent grey-green glaze. There is a dragon among clouds carved in the centre, with a floral scroll around the walls.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 79 millimetres
- Diameter: 423 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 14th- 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Serving dish with carved dragon
Potters carved a dragon among clouds in the centre of this large serving dish and a floral scroll in the cavetto before covering it with a thick celadon glaze and firing. This dish was collected in India. It represents the final great stage of production at the Longquan kilns and was made for the Yongle emperor. The character福 (fu ‘happiness’) is incised on the centre of the base.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved decoration and celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Ming dynasty, Yongle Period, AD 1403–24
Margaret Medley 1977 records: From the collection of Colonel R. Poyser, who found it in India.
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Object reference number: RRC38676
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