Chinese Yaozhou monochrome celadon deep bowl with rolled rim and short straight footrim, carved on the exterior with stylised flowers and leaves, the interior with six vertical lines, covered overall in an even olive-green glaze pooling towards the straight foot, the foot rim unglazed revealing the burnt brown high-fired ceramic body.

4 5/8 inches, 11.7 cm diameter.

Northern Song Dynasty, Yaozhou kilns, Shanxi Province, 11th century.


Minute rim nick on underside edge, tiny foot nick, otherwise good condition.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in a private Japanese collection.
  • Sold by Kochukyo, Tokyo, Japan.
  • A similar bowl is included by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume One, no. 408, pp. 230/1; another, in The Baur Foundation, Geneva, was included by Monique Crick in the exhibition of Chinese Trade Ceramics for South-East Asia, Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Charles Müller, 2010, no. 27, pp. 108/9, where the author notes, ‘A similar bowl was discovered at the Yaozhou kiln site at Huangbaozhen in the Tongchuan district’; another was included by Eskenazi in their exhibition of Song ceramics from the Hans Popper collection, 2005, no. 5, pp. 32/3.