Bowl with dragons amid waves


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207

In the West, the term “celadon” describes green-glazed ceramics. In China, stoneware with celadon glaze is classified by the name of the kiln where it was produced. This large bowl with three dragons frolicking in waves comes from the Yue kilns in Zhejiang Province, which began making celadons as early as the second century BCE. So-called Yue ware was used domestically as well as traded; examples have been found across Asia and as far west as Africa.

#7434. Bowl with Dragons among Waves

Bowl with dragons amid waves, Stoneware with carved and incised decoration under celadon glaze (Yue ware), China

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