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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.210

  • Description

    Yaozhou stoneware bowl. The bowl has a fine grey body and crazed, olive green glaze. There is a floral spray carved and incised against a combed wave background on the interior. Where exposed, the body is reddish brown. The foot rim is unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 11thC-12thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 51 millimetres
    • Diameter: 133 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song/Jin 12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A210

    Bowl with carved decoration


    The makers of this bowl deeply carved a lily flower into the leather-hard clay and then dipped the bowl into liquid glaze. This glaze pooled in the grooves. Merchants traded Yaozhou wares widely. In the Song dynasty, the best kilns were located at Huangpuzhen, near modern Tongchuan city, which then was under the jurisdiction Yaozhou, hence their name.


    Stoneware with combed and carved decoration and olive-green glaze
    Yaozhou ware 耀州窯
    Huangpuzhen, Tongchuan city, Shaanxi province 陕西省, 銅川市, 黄堡鎮
    Northern Song to Jin dynasty, about AD 1000–1200

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 18 and p. 307 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.15, no.22 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.56, no.A210 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc2/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.210

Yaozhou stoneware bowl. Carved and incised with floral spray against combed wave background. Fine grey body covered with crazed, olive green glaze. Rim of foot unglazed and turned reddish brown in firing.

Yaozhou stoneware bowl. Carved and incised with floral spray against combed wave background. Fine grey body covered with crazed, olive green glaze. Rim of foot unglazed and turned reddish brown in firing.

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