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SMALL CELADON CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH, NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

SMALL CELADON CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH, NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

Regular price $5,990.00 USD
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Potted with the fluted sides rising from a recessed base, carved to the interior with Chrysanthemum, covered overall with a grayish-green glaze, save for a ring to the underside left unglazed to reveal the gray stoneware body

Period : Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127)
Type : Celadon
Medium : Celadon
Size : 13.0 cm(Diameter), 2.5cm(Height)
Provenance : Acquired in late 1990s from Hongkong
Reference :
1) Sotheby's New York 18 March 2017 - Saturday At Sotheby’s: Asian Art - Lot 1363
(Price realised : 8,125 USD / Type : related)
https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2017/saturday-at-sothebys-n09666/lot.1363.html
2) Christies HONG KONG 5 APR 2016 - The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art - lot 65
(Price realised : HKD 75,000 / Type : related)
https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5982297


* Yaozhou Celadon

The Yaozhou kilns, active during the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127 AD), were located in modern-day Shaanxi Province and are renowned for their celadon wares. Yaozhou ceramics are distinguished by their olive or brownish-green glaze and the elegant, often spontaneous carving techniques employed in their decoration.

Yaozhou ware typically features carved or incised designs, sometimes with motifs that are impressively detailed. Common themes include floral patterns, such as peonies or chrysanthemums, and more abstract or geometric patterns. The carving is usually done in a 'sgraffito' technique, where the design is carved into the clay and then filled with the glaze, which after firing, reveals the pattern in a contrasting color against the darker body.

The forms of Yaozhou ceramics are often practical – including bowls, dishes, and jars – reflecting their use in daily life as well as for special occasions. The quality of the glaze, which ranges from a matte finish to a more glossy appearance, and the depth of the carving are particular characteristics that help identify Yaozhou wares. The aesthetic appeal of these ceramics lies in the harmony between form, decoration, and glaze, demonstrating the potters' skilled control over their craft.

During the Northern Song period, Yaozhou wares were highly valued and widely used, and they continued to influence Chinese ceramics in subsequent dynasties. Today, they are considered important artifacts and are highly prized by collectors and historians for their beauty and historical value.

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