Entre 907 et 960
Grès, Céramique tournée, Glaçure = Couverte, Céladon, Décor peint sous couverte
H. 4.2 x D. 15.5 cm
Don manuel, Beurdeley, Jean-Michel
This charming dish has the delicate motif of an open lotus flower with pistils and petals in light relief and polychrome. This type of relief was obtained by impression in a mould of clay that was still soft. A number of such moulds have been preserved.
Comparable dishes exist with more or less explicit or coloured lotus motifs. The Cernuschi Museum specimen has a scalloped lip heralding the delicate designs of the Five Dynasties (907-960) and Song dynasty (960-1279) periods.
Gilles Béguin, Activités du musée Cernuschi, Arts asiatiques, 1998, t.53, p.93.
The National Museum of History's Changsha Porcelain Collection, Taipei, National Museum of History, 1996, p.39, p.33, 157, fig.83.