Bowl with Two Boys and Foliage, Porcelain with incised and combed decoration under celadon glaze (Qingbai ware), China

Bowl with Two Boys and Foliage

Period:
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
Date:
12th–13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain with incised and combed decoration under celadon glaze (Qingbai ware)
Dimensions:
H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Diam. of foot: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, in honor of James C. Y. Watt, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.201
Not on view
The deep conical bowl is finely and thinly potted, and is supported by a tapered foot. The incised and combed decoration, which fills the interior, shows two small, pudgy boys frolicking within a luxurious floral scroll. This scroll, which also contains peony blossoms, fills most of the interior of the dish with the exception of a small undecorated band at the rim. The base of the bowl is left partially unglazed. There are no marks or inscriptions on this bowl.
[ Andrew Kahane, Ltd. , Forest Hills, NY, until 2011; sold to MMA]