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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.259

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1403-1424
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 79 millimetres
    • Diameter: 423 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 14th- 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 259

    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 ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Ming dynasty, Yongle Period, AD 1403–24

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 67, no. 62 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.32, no.97 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.42, no.259 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case5/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1977 records: From the collection of Colonel R. Poyser, who found it in India.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.259

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.

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