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Longquan porcelain dish, with opaque light blue glaze. There are overlapping lotus petals on the exterior.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 63 millimetres
- Diameter: 210 millimetres
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12h-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with lotus petals
Some of the most beautiful celadon glazes were made in the Longquan area in the Southern Song dynasty. These celadons were made in the south-western part of Zhejiang province in the area around Longquan in the Ou River basin. Longquan clay is light grey but re-oxidises during the cooling process in the kiln, so that it can appear orangey-red where it is unglazed. The Longquan kilns were non-official kilns. Potters at Longquan used locally available clay and glaze materials which ensured that, although they were heavily influenced by production techniques employed at the guan (official) kilns, their output was quite different.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved decoration celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Southern Song dynasty, about AD 1127–1279
On display: G95/dc3/sh7
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Object reference number: RRC38674
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