Fine Yaozhou Foliate Bowl

Sung Dynasty 10th-12th Century

Yaozhou Kiln, Shaanxi Province, North China

D: 13cm 

Provenance: Old Japanese Collection 

SKU: 5732 Categories: ,

Sturdily potted with rounded sides rising from a short and at footrim,covered in a lustrous jade green glaze stopping just above the footrim to expose the burnt body. The lip with a metal lining attached to it.

Located in Shaanxi province, the Yaozhou kilns began production of a wide range of wares during the 7th century. The kilns were ideally placed to use water transportation to the Northern Song capital at Kaifeng, where it was recorded that Yaozhou wares were offered as tribute to the court.

• A Yaozhou celadon foliate bowl is in The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, illustrated in Masterpieces of Yaozhou Ware, Osaka, 1997, p. 25, no. 26.