Qingbai lobed bowl

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.

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It is from the Northern Song dynasty, and has a qingbai glaze. It is undecorated, and the glaze is almost white.

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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.

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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.

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It has some smaller wear in the bottom, but not much due to the high fired, hard, glaze.

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A few small iron spots in the glaze due to impurities in the clay.

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In all a very modern looking, timeless piece.

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For a similar piece see the bookBright as Silver, White as Snow, with pieces from the Kai-Yin Lo collection.

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