Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Longquan Celadon Alms Bowl
This attractively-shaped bowl, the form often referred to as an alms bowl, was made during the 13th - 14th century at one of the Longquan kilns in Zhejiang province. It is heavily-potted and coated in a thick and finely-crackled celadon glaze. To the outer rim is a moulded decorative geometric band although this is not so easy to see due to the thickness of the glaze. To the centre inner of the bowl is an area purposely left unglazed. The foot rim is square cut with the recessed base remaining unglazed revealing the pale grey porcelaneous body.
Diameter 14 cm (5.5 inches), height 8 cm (3 inches). The crackle of the glaze does penetrate the body in places. There is a small chip to the glaze at the rim edge and a scratch to the glaze on the outer wall. No repair or restoration.
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