Longquan stoneware octagonal dish with a flattened rim. The dish has green crackled glaze. There is a carved peony scroll in centre and carved flower sprays in the side panels. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 89 millimetres
- Width: 407 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn base
Inscription TransliterationDa Song nian zao
Inscription TranslationMade in the Great Song period
Published PDF date : Ming dynastyRoom 95 label text:
Celadon dish with peonies and inscription
This dish is carved with peonies and has an apocryphal inscription on the base which reads大宋年造 (Da Song nian zao ‘Made in the Great Song’ ). According to recent research by Zhao Bing, this dish may have been refired.
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'Fragments with this kind of glaze and possibly of local make have been found at Hangzhou.'
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Object reference number: RRC38670
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