Antique Sterling Silver Chinese Porcelain Rose Medallion
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #176270 (stock #SuiAlms)
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An early Chinese glazed ceramic bowl from the Sui (581-618 AD) dynasty shortly preceding Tang. The shape is that of an alms bowl (called ben) used by iterinant monks. It has the typical green glaze with a hint of yellow. Nice brown spotting. Spur marks inside from stacking in the kiln. Fun applied domestic animal head.

About 5.5" diameter and 2.3" high. Good condition save for a hairline (see picture). An unusual form and great for display.