19 March 2008
A YAOZHOU CELADON MOLDED CONICAL BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127)
The deep conical body raised on a shallow ring foot and flaring slightly at the rim, the interior molded with a dense design of six peony blossoms borne on leafy branches emerging from the center of the interior, the exterior carved with narrow simplified petals rising to a line border, all under a glaze of soft greenish-olive tone
6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) diam., box
Zetterquist Galleries, New York, August 1993.
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Compare the Yaozhou celadon conical bowl in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts with similar impressed peony-spray design illustrated in The Masterpieces of Yaozhou Ware, Osaka, 1997, p. 48, no. 62.
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