small green glazed plate with incised molded decoration of 5 boys and 2 dogs playing among plants

Plate, c. 1150

Unknown artist, expand_more

This small plate with impressed design at first glance appears to be a typical example of so-called "northern celadon" produced at the Huangluo kiln complex at Dongchuan, Yaozhou county, Shanxi province. Close examination, however, shows a design in the caveto comprised of young boys playing with dogs in a lush, garden-like setting complete with Taihu rocks. This very rare motif of children and dogs has only one recorded counterpart; a bowl of similar size in Osaka, Japan.

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2000.150.1
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small green glazed plate with incised molded decoration of 5 boys and 2 dogs playing among plants