Bowl with decals produced in Yaozhou Kiln

 

Song Dynasty
Height: 5.1 cm
Mouth diameter: 13.2 cm
Foot diameter: 4.1 cm

The bowl features an open top, big arc angle of the surface and a round foot. Both its inner and outer surfaces are applied with greenish yellow glaze. There is a decal of a chrysanthemum in the center of the bowl and the petals stretch like radioactive rays on both inner and outer surfaces.

Chrysanthemums and other flowers constitute the common decorative subjects of Yaozhou Kiln. The uniqueness of this bowl lies in the fact that it successfully combines the abstract petals with the vivid flower by adopting trenchant cutting skills. The simple and clear picture brings to people the flavor of nature.