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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Zhejiang (made)

  • Date:

    1300-1400 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with celadon green glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Hamilton Gift

  • Museum number:

    300-1902

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 7

The Chinese usually served food in small or medium-sized dishes, but not large ones such as this. Large dishes were made primarily to be sold to Central or Southeast Asian countries, where a large quantity of both green-glazed stoneware and blue-and-white porcelain have survived today. When used domestically inside China they served as container for fruit.

Physical description

Longquan ware large dish with incised lotus in the centre and scrolling floral design on the sides.

Place of Origin

Zhejiang (made)

Date

1300-1400 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with celadon green glaze

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, stoneware with celadon green glaze, South China, 1300-1400.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Chinese Art and Design, Kerr ed., 1991 p.124

Materials

Stoneware

Categories

Containers; Food vessels & Tableware; Ceramics

Collection

East Asia Collection

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