NORTHERN SONG 960 – 1127. Celadon Ware, Yaozhou Kilns.

A Song Yaozhou Celadon Conical Shaped Bowl Moulded with a Flowering Scroll Design.


Very good, light scratches to the glaze.
Diameter : 11.5 cm (4 1/2 inches)
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For a similar Song Yaozhou stoneware bowl See : Sung Ceramic Designs (Jan Wirgin, Han-Shan Tang Ltd, 1979, ISBN 0-906610-01) Plate 4 Item d. For other Northern Song celadon bowls of this pattern see our `Sold` section, stock numbers 19850 and 20642.



Yaozhou Celadon :
Yaozhou Celadon ware comes in many forms, but small crisply moulded or carved bowls were a popular product, as were miniature press-moulded figures or animals, toys and everyday utensils. The Yaozhou kilns main production at Shaanxi was celadon, but they also produced black and brown wares as well.
Song Yaozhou glazes are rather different to both earlier and later Chinese Celadons. Later celadons from Longquan of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties have a very thick rich glaze suffused with bubbles throughout, these diffuse the light hitting the glaze, creating a very soft rich sheen. Yaozhou Celadons have a thinner glaze with smaller bubbles. Yaozhou celadons have a more obvious green than earlier wares but the thinness of the glaze means that the ceramic body is far more likely to be visible than on Longquan celadons. The colour of Yaozhou celadons tends to be more to wards olive green rather than the Longquan celadon which is normally richer and nearer a true green.