White-glazed bowl produced in the Xing Kiln

 

Tang Dynasty
Height: 7cm
Mouth diameter: 8.1cm
Foot diameter: 3.8cm

Tapir mouth, the belly slanting out forming a 45°angle with the horizontal level, round flat shaped bottom; the glaze white and lustrous.

The bowl, called "yubidi bowl", first appeared in the Tang Dynasty and acquired the name for the bottom of the bowl shaped like round flat jade piece. It was widely fired in the then kilns in both southern and northern China.