NORTHERN SONG 960 – 1127 Cizhou Type

A Fine Northern Chinese Stoneware Bowl of Cizhou Type, Northern Song Period, 11th or 12th Century. With a Rich Glossy Black Glaze a White-Slip Rim.


Diameter : 12.5 cm (5 inches)
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A very similar white rimmed bowl is illustrated in : Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades in the Collection of Sir Allan and Lady Barlow (Michael Sullivan, Faber and Faber Ltd, 1963) plate 51a. For a similar Cizhou Type bowl given a date of late11th or early 12th century see : Hare`s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers, Chinese Brown- and Black Glazed Ceramics, 400 - 1400 (Robert D.Mowry, Harvard University Art Museums, 1996) Pages 132 & 133, Item 31. For another Song dynasty bowl of this type with a brown-black glaze see our `Sold Items` number 17658. For another Song bowl with a white rim from a different area of China, possibly from the Maodian Kilns in Guangze County, Fujian Province or possibly the Baishe kilns in Nanfeng County, Jiangxi province see `Sold Item` 21479.



The white was created by using a clear glaze over a white slip, this was inspired by the wide silver bands on Ding and other aristocratic wares of the Song Dynasty.