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Ming period, 14th-15th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Name-CRT: Chinese
Title: Platter
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Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1400
Creation Date: Ming period, 14th-15th century
Creation Place: China, Zhejiang Province
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramics
Materials and Techniques: Stoneware with impressed design under glaze (Longquan ware)
Dimensions: H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); D. 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: Asia Society
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1979.148
Credit Line: Asia Society: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection
Context: The Longquan kilns are noted for their thick, gray-bodied ceramics covered with a glassy, dense, olive-green glaze. Production of Longquan wares began in the 12th century and continued into the 15th. Mainly used domestically, Longquan wares were also exported in large numbers to Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan. The thick body and stylized decoration of this Ming-period (1368-1644) platter are typical of later Longquan ware. The large size of the platter indicates that it was made for export, probably to Southeast Asia, Iran, or Turkey. Such large platters were in demand in those parts of the world as food servers.
Related Document Description: Asia Society. Handbook of the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. New York: Asia Society, [1981], p. 68.
AMICA ID: ASIA.1979.148
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, Asia Society

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