Dish

1300-1400 (made)
Dish thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware with celadon green glaze
Brief Description
Dish, stoneware with celadon green glaze, South China, 1300-1400.
Physical Description
Longquan ware large dish with incised lotus in the centre and scrolling floral design on the sides.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 35cm
Styles
Credit line
Hamilton Gift
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Chinese Art and Design, Kerr ed., 1991 p.124
Collection
Accession Number
300-1902

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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