Fine Chinese Song Dynasty Qingbai Porcelain Bowl with Phoenix Pattern
This fine porcelain bowl was made during the Southern Song Dynasty (AD 1127 - 1279). The inner surface is decorated with a elaborate moulded pattern featuring phoenixes and flower blossoms around which is a key-fret band. It is coated in a finely-crackled Qingbai glaze that has been fired to a pale greenish-yellow colour.
Of particular interest is the original metal band that still surrounds the unglazed rim. It is thin and quite delicate, possibly made of lead or a lead-based alloy, possibly pewter.
Diameter 18.5 cm. This is an outstanding example of its type in fine condition and has no restoration or repair.
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