This bowl has a lovely design inside. It is from the Song dynasty. I am not pretty sure of the exact date. Probably 13th century or earlier?
I think it has lotus motif. It is very similar with the one found on Jepara shipwreck as seen in Koh-antique here.
If I zoom into the detail, it has some soft cracks. The glazing are not perfect, but it is still beautiful.
On one side inside, it has discolouration, probably from the making or the burning of the bowl.
I think this may come from Fujian or Southern China. And these bowls are mass-produce to be exported to South East Asia (in this case Indonesia). So this bowl may be part of trading between the Chinese and the local Indonesian Kingdom? It is interesting to dig deep down as to which Indonesian Kingdom the Chinese may have been trading at that time? As the bowl probably was found in Java sea (or Jepara sea), would it be any Kingdom that was in power in Java/Java sea at that time (12th- 13th century)?
The above is the picture of the back of the bowl. Please comment below if you would like to add any information to this piece.
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