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An image of Dish with carved lotus design by Longquan ware

Longquan ware

(China  – )

Title
Dish with carved lotus design
Place of origin
Zhejiang ProvinceChina
Period
Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
Year
circa 1400-1450
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
celadon
Dimensions

6.9 x 46.5 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Laurence G. Harrison 1997
Accession number
394.1997
Location
Lower Asian gallery
Further information

The word 'celadon', still in popular usage, was introduced by a 19th-century French collector after a character in a 17th-century French play whose costume was a similar green in colour. The word does not occur in Chinese scholarship, where 'greenwares' is the preferred term.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.108.

Bibliography (2)

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 16, 40 (illus.). cat.no. 4, plate no. 1

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 108 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 1977–26 Jun 1977

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015