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Artwork Details

stoneware with glaze
1 7/8 in x 9 9/16 in x 9 9/16 in (4.8 cm x 24.3 cm x 24.3 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection

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Subject Matter:

A Ming dynasty (1368-1644) longquan celadon molded dish with incised floral and geometric designs.

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 stoneware, shallow bowl with flattened base on a footring with molded sixteen panel foliate rim. The interior is incised with floral meander and a central roundel with a diaper and dot pattern. The bowl is covered in a green celadon glaze.

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