Antique Red Footed Porcelain Bowl, China (18043WAR) $125


H: 2.5”  Dia: 5.75” | FREE SHIPPING!

This simple, elegant beautifully shaped footed porcelain bowl is thinly crafted with a monotone coral saffron glaze on the outside and a grayish-white glaze on the inside. It has a rather high and deep foot and the bottom has a fading early 20th-century stamp of an unknown kiln. It is in excellent condition with a red stamped seal indicating the kiln underneath and some minor pitting inside the bowl caused by gases escaping from the clay body during the firing cycle.


Although the Chinese had been making a red glaze since the Song Dynasty, Qing dynasty potters developed several new and interesting glazes including a low-fired red coral glaze (shan hu hong) with a slight yellow tinge resembling red coral. It first appeared during the Kangxi Reign 1654-1722)and was used for dishes, bowls and vases as a monochrome glaze or as a background for various designs painted over the glaze. (Qingzheng, pp. 46 and 218). Qing Dynasty potters later developed a high-fired coral red glaze with orange tones popular during various reigns but especially so during the Tongzhi Period. This included producing bowls like this one where firings resulted in a color range of a variety of orange-reds and saffron shades. Such items are usually fired with a monotone saffron color on the outside and with gold painted designs or gold lines of calligraphy applied over the glaze while the interiors were often glazed in white (Wood, p.164).


Wang Qingzheng, A Dictionary of Chinese Ceramics, Singapore, Sun Tree Publishing, Ltd., 2002.

Nigel Wood, Chinese Glazes: Their Origins, Chemistry and Recreation, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.

Additional information

Place of Origin



Antique, Qing Dynasty


Tongzhi Period (1862-1874)

Materials and Technique


Dimensions (inches)

Ht: 2.5” Dia: 5.75"

Dimensions (metric)

Ht: 6.35cm Dia: 14.61cm


7 oz


Excellent, fine patina demonstrating age and use

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