Lot 23: Yaozhou Bowl with Ornamental Chrysanthemum Decoration, Song
22 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Ceramic with celadon-colored glaze
China, Song Dynasty (960-1279)
Small tea cup with impressed mold decoration in the manner of Yaozhou ware
Conical shape on a narrow foot rim
Interior with finely molded decoration of floral scrolls with chrysanthemums
The center with radial flower ornament
Diameter: 10.5 cm
Height: 4.5 cm
Provenance: Private collection M.E., USA; Norman Hurst, Boston, USA
Yaozhou is a type of Song ‘greenware’, also known as ‘Northern celadon’. The Yaozhou kilns were among the most famous ‘celadon’ kilns in China and flourished during the Northern Song Dynasty. Yaozhou ware is characterized by a slightly translucent olive green glaze over a light gray body. Typical vessels of Yaozhou celadon porcelain were green glazed bowls, plates, saucers, glasses, vases, small bottles and cups, which were decorated with dragons, phoenixes or floral patterns. The decoration was usually incised or impressed.
The bowl is in good condition with light signs of age and partially manufacturing flaws and traces of fly ash to the glaze. The diameter is 10.5 cm and height is 4.5 cm here.
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