Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1127)
of conical form, the gently rounded flaring sides moulded on the interior with a figure of a Daoist immortal, possibly intended as Xiwangmu, shown holding a long slender tablet in both hands and riding on the back of a crane, surrounded by stylized scrolling clouds, the thick everted rim and underside of the bowl left plain, covered with a lustrous olive-green glaze, the edge of the small ring foot unglazed revealing the fine gray stoneware.
Diameter 5 3⁄4 inches (14.5 cm)
From the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Gordon, San Francisco
Priestley & Ferraro, Kilns and Conquerors, Chinese Ceramics from the 10th to the 14th Century, London, 2001, no. 11
Mowry, ‘Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Gordon,’ Orientations, March 2004, p. 115, fig. 1.
J. J. Lally & Co., The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Gordon: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 2009, no. 15
A Yaozhou celadon conical bowl of this rare pattern excavated at the Yaozhou kiln site is illustrated in Song dai yaozhou yaozhi (The Yaozhou Kiln Site of the Song Period), Beijing, 1998, p. 163, fig. 88, no. 3.
北宋 耀州青瓷印花仙 人乘鶴紋碗 徑 14.5 厘米