12th Century Longquan Celadon Twin Fish Dish

Zhejiang province, China.

Song Dynasty 12th century

W 22cm H 5cm

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This dish is covered in a lovely sea green celadon glaze with a subtle crackled effect. It is well potted with deep sloping sides and a flat everted mouth rim. The centre of the dish features a pair of twin fishes moulded in relief.

Longquan celadon wares were known for their simplicity and purity in shape and the absence of elaborate decoration reflecting the new conception of classical refinement of the Song court. Variations of these pieces chiefly occur in tone and colour with avid collectors delighting in such subtle distinctions as ‘onion-green,’ ‘sea green’ and ‘cucumber green