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A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND A YAOZHOU DISH AND A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED DISH
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A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND A YAOZHOU DISH AND A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED DISH

SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

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A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND A YAOZHOU DISH AND A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED DISH
SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
The conical bowl is decorated with a freely carved design of stylised peony stems, their curly leaves enhanced with a combed decoration, covered all over with a crackle-suffused glaze of olive-green tone that stops in a neat line above the foot. The Yaozhou dish is carved with wave design with combed decoration below a crackle-suffused glaze of deep olive tone. The second dish is carved with a leafy floral spray including a lotus bloom.
The largest 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) diam
Provenance
The Yaozhou bowl, with Jan van Beers, London, 30 April 1999.
One Yaozhou dish, with Luen Chai, Hong Kong, 23 August 2000.

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Lot Essay

The carved and combed decoration to the interior of this bowl can be compared to the Yaozhou bowl in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, C51-1946, illustrated by Mary Tregear in Song Ceramics, London, 1982, p 115, no.135.

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