This bowl is 16,5 cm across, and made from a very white porcelain. Very thinly potted, very high pitch tone, long ring when tapped. Pale blue green glaze, with (almost) no crazing at all. A few iron spots, and pin-size air bubbles. A few small chips from the foot.
It is from the Northern Song dynasty, and has a qingbai glaze. It is undecorated, and the glaze is almost white.
It was part of a nice collection that sold in ‘my’ local auction house. I was involved in sorting and determining this collection. And this was the piece that I could purchase.
It was fired upright, on a clay support on the bottom. The bowl is likely from the Dehua kilns, and resembles Ding ware. It was made in Fujian province, 11th to 12th century.
It has some smaller wear in the bottom, but not much due to the high fired, hard, glaze.
A few small iron spots in the glaze due to impurities in the clay.
In all a very modern looking, timeless piece.
For a similar piece see the bookBright as Silver, White as Snow, with pieces from the Kai-Yin Lo collection.