Longquan ware. Flower pot, stoneware with celadon glaze and moulded decoration in relief; China (Zhejiang province), Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century
Bulb bowl with rounded sides, inverted flattened rim, small pendant base incompletely glazed and three spreading feet moulded in the form of monster heads. Glossy green glaze thins to a single layer towards the inside bottom, which like the base ring is unglazed and burnt reddish-brown. The outside is decorated in moulded relief with the Eight Trigrams with rib-bands above and below enclosing an incised classic scroll and wave pattern.
Bequeathed by Mrs B.Z. Seligman
Location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 5, shelf 2