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Bowl with Plum Blossom and Crescent Moon

Period:
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Date:
late 13th–14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain with incised decoration under celadon glaze (Longquan ware)
Dimensions:
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Diam. of rim: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Diam. of foot: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Elizabeth V. Cockcroft and Rogers Fund, by exchange, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.204
Not on view
Inspired by poetry praising the beauty of plum blossoms in moonlight, the decoration on this bowl is found in ceramics produced in both north and south China.
[ Bluett & Sons Ltd. , London, until March 1987]; sale, Christie's, New York , March 22, 2007, lot 277; to MMA
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