An image of Dish with carved lotus design

Longquan ware

(China  – )

Dish with carved lotus design

Location
Not on display
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.

Place of origin
Zhejiang Province, China
Period
China: Ming dynasty 1368–1644
Year
circa 1400-1450
Media
Ceramic
Medium
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