EFE27 A fine Ding-type stembowl


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Northern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th century 

The thinly potted bowl has rounded sides flaring towards a slightly everted rim and rests on a splayed hollow stem.
It shows narrow horizontal wheel-turned lines inside and out and is covered with an ivory-coloured slightly grey-tinged translucent glaze of smooth texture forming characteristic 'tear' marks below the rim and at the lower part tending to a greenish tint.
The interior has five tiny  spur marks.
The unglazed stem shows the near white body and is encircled by two double raised ribs.
Diameter 10.7 cm; Height 7.5 cm

For related stembowls see the Kempe Collection, Catalogue, nos. 423 and 424

 

Ceramics > Early Ceramics