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Artwork Details

stoneware with glaze
2 3/4 in x 14 in x 14 in (6.99 cm x 35.56 cm x 35.56 cm);2 3/4 in x 14 in x 14 in (6.99 cm x 35.56 cm x 35.56 cm);x 14 in x 35.56 cm
Gift of Ed Levy, Jr. and Linda Dresner Levy

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

longquan celadon bowl of the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368).  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:

A wide, shallow bowl with curved sides and a direct rim on a footring.  It is incised on the interior and exterior with floral meander.

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