This is from my collection of Chinese bowls. I really love this bowl because the size is quite big (I think the diameter is about 18-19cm).
The bowl is pretty too with lotus flowers carved inside the bowl.
I believe this is a Song dynasty bowl probably from the late 12th century or early 13th century.
The glazing is quite unique as it emerged in two colours: olives and grey.
This bowl is probably from a Chinese wreck that is part of the trading vessel. I believe this bowl is found in or near Java sea in Indonesia. It is probably similar to the ones found on Jepara wreck. It is quite interesting to know who are the Chinese trading with at that time (12-13th Century). Are they trading with a local Indonesian kingdom? Or trading with local Indonesians? Or trading with the Chinese that immigrate to Indonesia?
The glazing is so soft and there are soft cracks too on the centre of the inside bowl.
I am interested to know the purpose of the bowl. I presume it is for eating rice? Any idea, please leave me comments below.
I will sell my Chinese bowls on my ebay store: http://ebay.us/dg2Yn8