Yaozhou stoneware bowl with everted rim. The bowl has light olive green glaze. There are bunches of lotus and water plants tied with a ribbon impressed on the interior, with inscriptions.
- Made in: Huangpu
- (Asia,China,Shaanxi (province),Huangpu)
- Height: 48 millimetres
- Diameter: 195 millimetres
Inscription TransliterationThree bunches of lotus'
Inscription CommentThree cartouches containing a single character which taken together read San ba lian (Three bunches of lotus).
Published PDF date : Northeern Song/Jin dyansty 12thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with characters and lotus
Potters employed a reusable carved intaglio mould to produce this dish which sped up the production process. Three bunches of lotus plants tied with ribbons are shown with other water plants inside and with three cartouches each framing a single character which together read 三把蓮 (san ba lian ‘three bunches of lotus’). A sherd with a similar design, dating to the late Northern Song was excavated at Tongchuan city, Shaanxi province where this was made.
Stoneware with moulded decoration and olive-green glaze
Yaozhou ware 耀州窯
Huangpuzhen, Tongchuan city, Shaanxi province 陕西省, 銅川市, 黄堡鎮
Northern Song to early Jin dynasty, about AD 1050–1150
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Object reference number: RRC38662
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