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Bowl

Chinese

Artwork Details

Bowl
11th century
Chinese
glaze on stoneware
2 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in (7.46 cm x 19.05 cm x 19.05 cm);8 11/16 in (22.07 cm);6 1/8 in (15.56 cm);8 11/16 in (22.07 cm)
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita
1987/1.307

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

During the Northern Song and Jin dynasties (10th-13th centuries), high quality celadon wares were produced in northern China at the Yaozhou kilns, in modern Shaanxi province. Yaozhou ware bowls typically have delicately carved floral patterns on the interior of the bowl, and occasionally, as here, shallow incisions suggesting petals on the bowl exterior. The freehand design of the floral patterns on this bowl are especially lovely. This bowl was once broken, but has been repaired with gold.
M. Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art, 4/20/2006

Subject Matter:

A yaozhou celedon bowl of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

During the Northern Song and Jin dynasties (10th-13th centuries), high quality celadon wares were produced in northern China at the Yaozhou kilns, in modern Shaanxi province. Yaozhou ware bowls typically have delicately carved floral patterns on the interior of the bowl, and occasionally, as here, shallow incisions suggesting petals on the bowl exterior. The freehand design of the floral patterns on this bowl are especially lovely. This bowl was once broken, but has been repaired with gold.

Physical Description:

A round stoneware bowl on a footring with slightly everted rim.  It is carved on the outside to resemble lotus flowers and incised on the inside with floral meander.  It is covered in a gray-green celadon glaze, with gold lacquer repair.

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