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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.248

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware dish with flattened rim. The dish has thick grey-green glaze. There are foliage scrolls incised around the well, four-clawed, two-horned dragon among clouds in relief in the centre, and carved overlapping petals on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7.9 centimetres
    • Diameter: 37 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song/Yuan 13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 248

    Serving dish with dragon and clouds


    Potters working in the Longquan reign during the Yuan dynasty fired large numbers of these serving dishes. They were made in dragon kilns, so called as they followed the undulating contours of the hillsides. Longquan celadons were exported to the Middle East and Southeast Asia in great quantities. This dish has a prancing dragon applied in the centre and the outer walls are scored to evoke lotus petals before covering in a green glaze and firing.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved and applied moulded decoration and celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區
    Yuan dynasty, about 1280–1320

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 43 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.24, no.65 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.39, no.248 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case4/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.248

Longquan stoneware dish with flattened rim. The dish has thick grey-green glaze. There are foliage scrolls incised around the well, four-clawed, two-horned dragon among clouds in relief in the centre, and carved overlapping petals on the exterior.

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