Large Yaozhou Carved Peony Bowl

Northern Song Dynasty 960-1127 AD, China

Diameter: 21cm

 

A large stoneware bowl with notched foliate rim and covered with a green Yaozhou celadon glaze.  The inside center and cavetto are carved with a dense floral pattern, which ends about one inch below the rim.  The underside is carved with striations and bottom of the foot is unglazed to reveal a light grey stoneware body partially fired to a russet brown color.

A very similar example from the George Harwood Collection is published in “Marvels of Celadon: The Shan Shan Tang Collection of Yaozhou Wares” The Art Institute of Chicago, 2019. pl. 82

Provenance: Private New York Collection