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Bowl

Chinese

Artwork Details

Bowl
1368-1644
Chinese
Stoneware with celadon glaze
5 1/4 in x 13 in x 13 in (13.4 cm x 33 cm x 33 cm)
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.105

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Description

Subject Matter:

This is a longquan celadon bowl of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Longquan is the most representative, widespread, and esteemed ware of the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Production started during the Five Dynasties period (907–960) at the kilns near the market town of Longquan, where in later dynasties much of the ware was collected for shipping. Technological advances such as the development of a multi-chambered, rising kiln and the use of stacked saggars (protective clay boxes) allowed for increased production in the Southern Song. In Yuan (1279–1368) and Ming (1368–1644) times, the kilns supplied wares to a domestic market as well as to overseas markets in Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

Physical Description:

This is a round stoneware bowl on a footring with a direct rim. The exterior is incised with a floral meander and covered in a green celadon glaze. 

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