A rare small molded 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song / Jin dynasty | 北宋 / 金 耀州窰青釉印花鴛鴦花卉紋小笠式盌
Property from a Boston Private Collection
A rare small molded 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed bowl
Northern Song / Jin dynasty
北宋 / 金 耀州窰青釉印花鴛鴦花卉紋小笠式盌
delicately potted with the conical sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior center crisply molded with three stalks of lotus leaves issuing from swirling waves, surrounded by three lobed cartouches around the cavetto enclosing lotus, peony and mandarin duck, all separated by formalized floral sprays, the exterior carved with a frieze of overlapping petals, covered overall with a lustrous translucent olive-green glaze pooling to a darker tone at the recesses save for the foot ring left unglazed revealing the gray stoneware body
Diameter 4 ⅜ in., 11.1 cm
In overall good condition with some expected light wear, surface accretions and minor firing imperfections, including two shallow kiln flakes to the inner foot rim.
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