Chinese Song Dynasty Celadon Bowl - Incised Lotus Blossoms
This celadon bowl was made during the 12th - 13th centuries at the Anqi kilns in Fujian province. It is "heavily-potted" and has a very nice incised decoration to the inner surface featuring lotus blossoms. It is coated in a yellowish-green glaze that falls short of the square-cut foot revealing the pale grey body.
It is quite a large bowl with a diameter of 19.5 cm (7.5 inches), height 9 cm (3.5 inches). This bowl is in very good condition; there is minor "fritting" to the glaze at the rim and although there is hairline to the wall it still has a good ring when tapped. No repair or restoration.
For reference: a very similar bowl is illustrated on page 136 of the Southeast Asian Ceramics Society book "Chinese Celadons".
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