17 - 18 September 2015
TWO SMALL YAOZHOU CELADON MOLDED CONICAL BOWLS
NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY, 12TH-13TH CENTURY
The bowls are molded on the interior with four fish swimming amidst waves above a sea creature in the center, and cut on the exterior with radiating lines, all under a pale greyish-green glaze.
4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) diam.
The Walter Hochstadter (1914-2007) Collection, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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Molds for bowls with this design have been excavated from the Yaozhou kilns at Huangbaozhen, Tongchuan, Shaanxi province.
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