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Bowl

Accession Number
1987/1.307

Title
Bowl

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
11th century

Medium & Support
glaze on stoneware

Dimensions
2 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in (7.46 cm x 19.05 cm x 19.05 cm);8 11/16 in (22.07 cm);6 1/8 in (15.56 cm);8 11/16 in (22.07 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita

Label copy
During the Northern Song and Jin dynasties (10th-13th centuries), high quality celadon wares were produced in northern China at the Yaozhou kilns, in modern Shaanxi province. Yaozhou ware bowls typically have delicately carved floral patterns on the interior of the bowl, and occasionally, as here, shallow incisions suggesting petals on the bowl exterior. The freehand design of the floral patterns on this bowl are especially lovely. This bowl was once broken, but has been repaired with gold.
M. Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art, 4/20/2006

Subject matter
A yaozhou celedon bowl of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

During the Northern Song and Jin dynasties (10th-13th centuries), high quality celadon wares were produced in northern China at the Yaozhou kilns, in modern Shaanxi province. Yaozhou ware bowls typically have delicately carved floral patterns on the interior of the bowl, and occasionally, as here, shallow incisions suggesting petals on the bowl exterior. The freehand design of the floral patterns on this bowl are especially lovely. This bowl was once broken, but has been repaired with gold.

Physical Description
A round stoneware bowl on a footring with slightly everted rim.  It is carved on the outside to resemble lotus flowers and incised on the inside with floral meander.  It is covered in a gray-green celadon glaze, with gold lacquer repair.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
bowl

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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bowl
bowls (vessels)
celadon (glaze)
ceramic (material)
stoneware (pottery)

3 Related Resources

Meaning Making
(Part of: Patient Experience)
Cabinet P: Shelf 2
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)
Celadon & Jade
(Part of: Tremel Ceramic Production Collection)

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