Celadon bowl engraved with a duck swimming in the sea

 

Song Dynasty
Height: 7.4 cm
Mouth diameter: 17.8 cm
Foot diameter: 4.9 cm

The open-top bowl is composed of six-petal shaped belly and a ring foot. Sea water traces are engraved on the inner surface and a swimming duck in the center of the bowl. No engravings are done on the outer surface. The whole body is applied with celadon glaze, whose color is dark and close to yellow.

With an exquisite design and clear patterns displayed by the vivid picture of a swimming duck in the calm sea, the bowl is a typical example of Yaozhou Kiln.