Yaozhou ware five-lobed bowl

Bowl, five lobed with slightly flaring lip. Low, square-cut foot.
Ju type celadon. Spur marks (undetermined number) on foot-rim.
Clay: fine-grained gray stoneware.
Glaze: thick lustrous gray-green with brownish areas, uneven crackle; covers foot.
Decoration: faint vertical indentations only.

Historical period(s)
Five Dynasties period, 907-960
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Yaozhou ware
Dimensions
H x W: 6.4 x 16.5 cm (2 1/2 x 6 1/2 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1967.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, Five Dynasties period (907 - 960), green glaze, stoneware, WWII-era provenance, Yaozhou ware
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Bowl, five lobed with slightly flaring lip. Low, square-cut foot.
Ju type celadon. Spur marks (undetermined number) on foot-rim.
Clay: fine-grained gray stoneware.
Glaze: thick lustrous gray-green with brownish areas, uneven crackle; covers foot.
Decoration: faint vertical indentations only.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 33.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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