Large celadon dish with flattened foliate rim; broad unglazed band inside foot

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, early 15th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Longquan ware
H x W x D: 12.4 x 57.7 x 57.7 cm (4 7/8 x 22 11/16 x 22 11/16 in)
China, Zhejiang Province, Longquan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, green glaze, Longquan ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware

To ?
Victor and Takako Hauge, Falls Church, Virginia [1]

To 1968
Franz Bader, Inc., Washington, DC [2]

From 1968
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Franz Bader, Inc., Washington, DC [3]


[1] Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Franz Bader Gallery
Victor and Takako Hauge (1919-2013, 1923-2015)


Large celadon dish with flattened foliate rim; broad unglazed band inside foot


The kilns that fired Longquan wares lay deep in mountainous country in southern Zhejiang Province, close to the sources of clay, glaze materials, and firewood. Remarkable human effort was required to transport the massive pieces safely to coastal ports in order to ship them to Islamic markets. Dozens of dishes of nearly this size are preserved in the Topkapi Palace Museum, Turkey.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 29.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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