YUAN 1279 – 1368. Longquan Celadon Ware.

A Longquan Celadon Ware Lotus Form Kiln-Water Bowl, Yuan Dynasty 1279-1368, Longquan Kilns, Zhejiang Province. The Step Sided Circular Bowl has an Indented Rim to Give the Impression of the Piece being Formed of a Lotus Leaf, the Incised Lines Inside Further this Impression. The Well of the Bowl has a Carefully Moulded Tortoise in the Center.


The colour is much better than in the photograph. This piece is a kiln-waster ; part of the rim has an area where the piece has been stuck to something else and has then been polished, there is also a large firing crack.
Diameter : 12.2 cm (4 3/4 inches). Height : 4.4 cm (1 3/4 inches).
G de Menasce Collection. Spink & Son, London. G de Menasce Collection Sale, Item 72.
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For a very similar Longquan Celadon Ware lotus form bowl see : Green Wares from Zhejiang (Exhibition catalogue jointly presented by the Fung Ping Shan Museum and the Zhejiang Provincial Museum, The University of Hong Kong,1993) page 72 plate 74.