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Longquan type stoneware dish. The dish has a thick, grey body and crackled, grey-green glaze, which runs over foot ring. There is a cartouche with abbreviated shou character impressed in the centre of the interior, and a large wen character (culture) in ink on the base, which is unglazed.
- Production date
Diameter: 136 millimetres
Height: 46 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Yuan 13th-14th century
Room 95 label text:
Dish with celadon glaze and characters
This dish is impressed with a 壽 (shou ‘longevity’) character in the centre. It is covered with a pale-grey celadon glaze. It carries a 文(wen ‘literature’) ink mark on the base. Wen can also be a surname so it could be a makers’ or owners’ mark. The very pale body of this dish is quite unlike a Longquan celadon. It may have been made at another kiln in South China.
Stoneware, porcelain-type, with crackled celadon glaze
South China 中國南部
Ming dynasty, about AD 1400–1487
- On display (G95/dc5/sh7)
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