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Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Longquan Celadon Porcelain Alms Bowl

Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Longquan Celadon Porcelain Alms Bowl


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1492: Item # 1404587

Please refer to our stock # MB132 when inquiring.
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Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Longquan Celadon Porcelain Alms Bowl

This fine and attractively-shaped porcelain 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 an olive-green glaze. There are incised bands and geometric patterns to the outer wall just below the rim, and close to the base. The inner surface is undecorated save for the glaze. The foot rim is square cut with the recessed base remaining unglazed revealing the pale grey body.

The colour of Longquan celadons can vary, a result of uneven / oxygen-deprived conditions in the kiln during firing. Where the colour of the celadon is more yellow as a result of such firing conditions, the glaze colour is often referred to as "golden-celadon".

Diameter 13 cm, height 8 cm. Although overall condition is very good and there is no repair or restoration, there is a hairline crack at the rim, yet the bowl still has a good ring when tapped.

For information: this bowl is reported to have been excavated from Cambodia. Please see our other Longquan celadon alms bowl, stock number MB131, reported to have been excavated at the same time and also, possibly, made by the same potter, although the glaze is a different shade of green due to varying kiln conditions, as mentioned above.

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