Celadon glaze; wide conical form; carved and combed in the center with floral design

Small Bowl, 11th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Some of the earliest Qing Bai ware was simply decorated with freely executed incisions outlining the motif, usually floral, set off with incised comb patterns. Similar use of comb striations can be found in other Song ceramics including Yaozhou celadon and Cizhou wares. Delicately potted, lightly incised, and subtlety glazed, this small bowl reflects the aesthetic refinement Qing Bai could achieve within what was essentially a mass manufactured utilitarian ware with broad public appeal.

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Small Bowl
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Artist
Accession Number
98.212.1
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Celadon glaze; wide conical form; carved and combed in the center with floral design