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An image of Bowl with chrysanthemum design by Yaozhou ware
Alternate image of Bowl with chrysanthemum design by Yaozhou ware

Yaozhou ware

(China  – )

Bowl with chrysanthemum design
Place of origin
Shaanxi ProvinceChina
Jin dynasty 1115 - 1234 → China
Media category
Materials used
stoneware with carved decoration under olive green glaze

9.0 x 21.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased 1984
Accession number
Lower Asian gallery
Further information

"Northern celadon" is the term for a distinct class of wares produced in North China. The ware does not appear to date earlier than the Song dynasty (960-1279) and may have been made initially by potters from Zhejiang province who came north with the establishment of the Song capital at Kaifeng.

After the fall of the Northern Song dynasty in 1127, many kilns in those Northern provinces of China that came within the domain of the Jin dynasty continued their production of Northern celadon. Pieces such as this are examples of this continuing production of the classic Northern celadons.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, March 1984.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 105 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015