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Bowl with lotus petals. Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze, Longquan ware 龍泉窯, Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區 Southern Song to Yuan dynasty, about 1200–1300. Height: 69 millimetres. Diameter: 162 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art (1952 – 2007). PDF.230. British Museum © Trustees of the British Museum

This bowl is decorated outside with a stylised overlapping lotus petal pattern and is a typical product of the southern Longquan kilns. Lotuses are a symbol of purity. Similar bowls were made for a long period in China and many were exported. 

Bibliography: Medley, Margaret, Volume 7: Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, 7 of 12, Tokyo, Kodansha ltd, 1975, Monochrome pl. 35

Medley, Margaret, Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, University of London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1977, p.16, no.29

Pierson, Stacey, Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, University of London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1997, p.28, no.230