Lot 205 , A large Chinese moulded Yaozhou celadon bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), diameter 20.2cm
A large Chinese moulded Yaozhou celadon bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), of conical shape, the interior moulded with foliate scrolls interspersed with large flowerheads, the centre with petals radiating from the character Jia, possibly the name of the potter or the family to whom the bowl was made, diameter 20.2cm
Similar bowls with the surname 'Yuan' in the centre are in the Barlow Collection, catalogue number 67C and the MacDonald Collection catalogue plate XX No.64. A bowl with similar chrysanthemum scrolls in the National Palace Museum Taiwan was included in the special exhibition of Song dynasty wares, 1978, catalogue number 41.
There is an overglaze adhesion mark to the outside of the rim, typical burnt orange unglazed patches to the rim and to the fluting on the exterior and around the foot, there is a few small old splinter nibbles around the edge of the unglazed foot which are now worn down with age, some scratching to the glaze on the interior and occasionally on the exterior otherwise in good condition with no restoration or cracks.
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Sold for £2,000