Korean White Glazed Porcelain Deep Bowl - Joseon / 16th Century (repaired)
This porcelain bowl was made during the Joseon (Choson) Dynasty, during the 15th / 16th century. It is fairly "heavily-potted" and has a deep wall with a slightly flared rim. It is coated in glaze that has a distinct hint of blue, especially where it has sagged and is at its thickest, and is crackled in places. Were this a Chinese bowl, the glaze would be described as qingbai. Inside the bowl are "spur marks" and kiln grit from firing. The sturdy foot is roughly cut and has the remains of kiln spacers embedded within the glaze. Holding a bright light against the body shows that it is translucent.
This is quite a large bowl with a diameter of 17 cm, height 9.25 cm. There are repairs: to the rim there are two small areas where parts of the rim have been broken out and re-stuck, both areas of repair also having a hairline extending from it down the wall of the bowl. There is also a further very short hairline, and a chip to the outer rim. Having said this, the bowl is totally stable and, indeed, still has a ring when tapped.
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