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Bowl

Accession Number
1971/2.78

Title
Bowl

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1368-1644

Medium & Support
porcelain with glaze

Dimensions
2 3/4 in x 5 13/16 in (7 cm x 14.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection

Subject matter
A rare double walled longquan celadon bowl of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The double walls would add to the insulative properties of the bowl. 

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
Porcelain double walled bowl, the outer wall has a gently rounded conical shape and the interior wall, a rounded base. The bowl has a direct rim and is covered in a green celadon glaze with craqueleur finish.  

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
vessel

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ceramic

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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bowl
bowls (vessels)
celadon (glaze)
ceramic (material)
stoneware (pottery)

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