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.
- Made in: Huangpu
- (Asia,China,Shaanxi (province),Huangpu)
- Height: 51 millimetres
- Diameter: 133 millimetres
Published PDF date : Northern Song/Jin 12thCRoom 95 label text:
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
On display: G95/dc2/sh6
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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Object reference number: RRC39261
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