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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery

Dish

1279-1368 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Chinese potters first used sprigging around 600–400 BC. The technique was revived for details by potters at the Longquan kilns in south China, this dish being one example.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Glazed stoneware with applied and incised decoration
Brief Description
Longquan ware. Dish, stoneware with dragon applied under a celadon glaze, China, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)
Physical Description
Dish with rounded sides, flattened and slightly everted rim, recessed base and unglazed foot-ring. Stoneware covered with celadon glaze, matt with pinholes from the firing. Decorated inside in moulded relief with a small-headed, scaly, four-clawed dragon rampant with pointed tail, and round the cavetto with a band of sketchy, incised cloud scroll; the outside with carved lotus petals.
Dimensions
  • Height: 7.6cm
  • Diameter: 35.6cm
Style
Credit line
Mrs B. Z. Seligman Bequest
Production
Label
Subjects depicted
Summary
Chinese potters first used sprigging around 600–400 BC. The technique was revived for details by potters at the Longquan kilns in south China, this dish being one example.
Bibliographic References
  • Ayers, John Chinese and Korean pottery and porcelain London: Lund Humphries, 1964, Seligman collection of Oriental art series II, D186
  • Venice Exhibition Catalogue 1954, no. 436 (from the Carl Kempe collection)
  • City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Illustrated Catalogue of the Schiller Collection of Chinese ceramics, jades and bronzes 1948, no. 2538
  • Hetheringon, A.L., Celadon Wares, London : Oriental Ceramic Society, 1947108
Collection
Accession Number
FE.187-1974

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record createdJanuary 8, 2009
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