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Dynasty Simulated Tortoise Shell Glaze Bowl
Dates from the Song Dynasty 960-1279 A.D.

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  • Xupes Reference OR1110019
  • Age Dates from the Song Dynasty 960-1279 A.D.
  • Condition The bowl is offered in good overall condition without loss. There appears to be a section which has been reattached but expert opinion has suggested that this was at the time of making and certainly it is difficult to spot and certainly does not detract.   View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • From the extraordinary Wikramaratna collection we are delighted to offer this rare Chinese Song dynasty stoneware bowl decorated in a simulated tortoise shell glaze and dating from between 960 & 1279 A.D. The rounded bowl stands on a narrow unglazed rounded foot and is applied with rich brown glazes. There are other blue tinged spots of glaze irregularly applied over the top, possibly accidentally or in the kiln. A rare and stunning example and one of nearly 200 pieces.

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