SONG DYNASTY or JIN DYNASTY or LIAO 11th or 12th CENTURY Northern Chinese Stoneware

A Northern Chinese Stoneware Lobed Shallow Bowl or Dish. Song or Jin Dynasty or Possibly Liao, 11th or 12th Century. The Shallow Flower Shaped Bowl has Ten Cut Lobes and is Decorated with an Iron-Oxide Glaze that Varies Between Black and Brown Thinning Along the Edges. The Hard White Stoneware Body has a Sugary Appearance.

In good condition. The glaze is very clear and bright, it is possible the surface has had a coat of clear lacquer added to it. Some minor firing faults.
Diameter : 13 cm (5 inches)
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A similar example we sold from The John Drew Collection (originally from R&G McPherson Antiques, number 18536) is now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Maud Ochs Fund, acquisition number C29-2007. Enter 18536 in the `Search` on the `Sold Items`. For further examples see 21178, 21179, 23497 For another similar piece described as Song or Liao see Yuegutang, A Collection of Chinese Ceramics in Berlin (Regina Krahl, G+H Verlag, Berlin, 2000) page 227 plate 181.