Asian Art

Large Circular Dish

15th century

Longquan type stoneware

Diam: 45.2 cm (17 3/4 in.)
Gift of Ann and Gilbert H. Kinney, B.A. 1953, M.A. 1954
1999.133.13
Prior to the mid-fourteenth century, during which the production of blue-and-white porcelain flourished, green-glazed vessels—made primarily at kilns in the south—were among the most desired and traded examples of Chinese ceramics. At the height of its popularity, the region around Longquan boasted more than two hundred kilns, making it one of the largest celadon centers in China. Unlike other such centers, which ceased production as blue-and-white gained in prominence, Longquan remained active well into the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and made significant quantities of ceramics, often for export to Southeast and West Asia.
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view
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