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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.256

  • Description

    Longquan-type stoneware bowl with five-lobed rim. The bowl has olive brown glaze with irregular brown crackle. There is an inscription in the centre.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 54 millimetres
    • Diameter: 144 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12h-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 256

    Bowl with impressed seal mark


    This bowl is shaped with a five-lobed rim. The lobes are further defined inside the bowl with trailed slip lines. In the centre it is impressed with a seal mark. This is probably a workshop mark. The bowl is covered with a pale olive-green glaze. Such low quality celadons were commonly exported across Asia in the Southern Song (AD 1127–1279) and Yuan dynasty (AD 1279–1368). This bowl may have been made in the Longquan region but as such marks are rarely seen there it could have been made at another southern celadon kiln.


    Stoneware with impressed seal mark and pale olive-green glaze
    South-eastern China 中國東南部
    Southern Song dynasty, AD 1127–1279

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 1997 p.41, no.256 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 pp 23-24, no.63 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case2/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.256

Longquan-type stoneware bowl with five-lobed rim. The bowl has olive brown glaze with irregular brown crackle. There is an inscription in the centre.

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