There are a few chips to the rim and some crazing or cracks in the glaze as is to be expected with age. (See Pictures 5-11 for details).No cracks to the bowl itself or repairs. This piece is SIGNED by the maker (See Photos 4 & 11 6 o'clock).
Dimensions 15.5 cm diameter; 4.5 cm tall, 5 cm diameter base. From Guide to Chinese Ceramics - The Art of Asia - Minneapolis Institute of Art Ch'ing-pai (bluish-white) also called ying ch'ing (shadow blue) refers to a type of popular early porcelain.It was created in the late tenth century from a fine white paste covered with a thin, lustrous glaze that ranged in color between light blue and white. First made at Ch'ing-te-chen in Kiangsi province, it was eventually manufactured at several southeastern kiln sites in Kiangsi, Chekiang, Hunan, Hupeh, Fukien, and K wangtung provinces. Ch'ing-pai porcelain led to the introduction of blue-and-white, and from the tenth century on Ch'ing-te-chen would remain the center of porcelain production for China and much of the world. Objects ranged from crudely fashioned grave goods to exquisite eating utensils.
Chinese ceramics of the Sung Dynasty constitute perhaps the foremost expression of ceramic art, not only in China but in all the world. During the Sung period, a unity of the essential components fundamental to the art: vessel shape, potting techniques, glaze, decoration, firing processes, and aesthetic theory were all combined in a high standard of excellence. In general, the shapes of the Sung Dynasty are simple and sedate by comparison to what preceded them and what was to follow.
Likewise, the glazes tend to be monocrhomatic and subtle, a fluid, integral part of the form of the vessel they cover, with a depth of color and texture that invites the spectator to both touch and contemplate. In terms of technical expertise, inventiveness, and aesthetic perfection of glaze and shape, the Sung period stands unrivaled for the quality of its ceramic ware. The item "Signed Chinese 10th-13th C Sung Song Dynasty Ch'ing- Pai Ware Quingbai Bowl" is in sale since Wednesday, November 28, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls". The seller is "dcepifani2012" and is located in Berkeley, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.