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Bowl

Accession Number
2008/2.4

Title
Bowl

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1300-1350

Medium & Support
stoneware with glaze

Dimensions
2 3/4 in x 14 in x 14 in (6.99 cm x 35.56 cm x 35.56 cm);2 3/4 in x 14 in x 14 in (6.99 cm x 35.56 cm x 35.56 cm);x 14 in x 35.56 cm

Credit Line
Gift of Ed Levy, Jr. and Linda Dresner Levy

Subject matter
longquan celadon bowl of the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368).  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 wide, shallow bowl with curved sides and a direct rim on a footring.  It is incised on the interior and exterior with floral meander.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
bowl

Collection Area
Asian

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

1 Related Resource

Cabinet O: Shelf 2
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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