Qingbai Bowl with Cloud Motif

Song Dynasty 960-1279 AD, China

Diameter: 18.5cm

A fine Chinese Qingbai glazed bowl, of conical form carved on the interior with twenty-two roundels with comb technique borders, covered overall in a rich and even pale blue glaze pooling on the underside towards the foot rim, the biscuit base revealing the high-fired ceramic body.  

Provenance: Formerly in an old Hong Kong collection and purchased from Susan Chen & Co., 25th July 1985. Sold by Marchant, 19th June 1991. Formerly in the collection of a titled English gentleman.  A similar bowl of this design and size is included by Junkichi Mayuyama in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Volume One, no. 433, p. 148; another related bowl incised with boys, in the Baur Foundation, Geneva, was included by Monique Crick in the exhibition of Chinese Trade Ceramics for South-East Asia, Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Charles Müller, 2010, no. 74, pp. 164/5, where the author notes, 'A bowl with identical decoration was brought to light from a tomb dated 1201, in the district of Yihuang in Jiangxi.' 南宋 青白釉刻花笠式碗拍品来源:英国私人绅士收藏,此前曾于1991年为英国著名古董商Marchant所售,其购自香港旧藏  Condition Report: in nice condition with only a very tiny rim chip and some scratches to the interior