AN00810407_001_l

AN00810404_001_l

Octagonal dish. Stoneware, porcelain-type, with impressed and incised decoration and celadon glaze. Longquan ware 龍泉窯. Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區. Ming dynasty, about AD 1403–87. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. PDF 274 © Trustees of the British Museum

Height: 46 mm. Width: 22 mm. Longquan stoneware octagonal dish with flared rim. The dish has greyish green glaze. There are leaves and petals carved on exterior, a lattice pattern in centre encircled by triple lines, and floral motifs on the eight interior panels, with an incised key-fret at the rim.

Potters fired dishes of this type on their bases on an unglazed foot ring. This generally oxidises in the kiln on cooling turning an orange-red colour. 

 

Bibliographic reference: Medley, Margaret, Volume 7: Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, 7 of 12, Tokyo, Kodansha ltd, 1975

Medley, Margaret, Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, University of London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1977

 

Pierson, Stacey, Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, University of London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1997