SOUTHERN SONG 1127 – 1279. Song Stoneware
A Southern Song Stoneware Bowl with a Iron Rich Dark Glaze and a Cream Coloured Rim, Possibly from the Maodian Kilns in Guangze County, Fujian Province or Possibly the Baishe Kilns in Nanfeng County, Jiangxi Province.
- Diameter : 11 cm (4 1/2 inches)
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Song stoneware of this type was previously attributed to the Jizhou kilns, however a number of kilns used this teabowl profile with similarly produced footrims created around a countersunk base. The Maodian Kilns in Guangze County specialised in chocolate brown or chestnut glazes with white rims, although the bowl profile and footrim construction are similar to Jizhou there are some differences. Jizhou glazes are also, I think rather different, they often adhere poorly to the stoneware body and can be very friable, unlike the present example. I am not able to distinguish whether the present example comes from the Maodian Kilns, Baishe Kilns or maybe even another kiln.