Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Longquan Celadon Twin-Fish Dish
This high-fired porcelain dish was made during the 13th - 14th centuries at one of the Longquan kilns, Zhejiang province. It is coated in an olive-green glaze except for the foot ring that reveals its pale grey body. To its centre are applied twin fish decoration that are particularly well-defined; the underside is decorated with a carved lotus leaf pattern.
The twin fish represent harmony and married happiness.
Height 13 cm (5 inches). There is surface wear to the glaze in places and the tinniest of "nicks" to the rim edge. No repair or restoration.
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