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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.214

  • Description

    Yue stoneware bowl with everted rim, which is dented to form six lobes. The bowl has pale greyish green glaze. There are traces of a gold band remaining on the foot.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 10thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 71 millimetres
    • Diameter: 135 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song 10th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 214

    Tea bowl with foliate rim


    From the eighth century, green wares enjoyed a revival at the Yue kilns of northern Zhejiang province. Yue wares are the first ceramics to feature in texts in the Tang dynasty (AD 618–906). Writers praised them, likening their green glaze to jade. In AD 760, Lu Yu published the 茶經Chajing ‘Tea Classic’) recommending the use of Yue wares for tea drinking as their subtle green glazes enhanced the colour of the green tea then in fashion. The spread of tea-drinking in southern China and the endorsement of Yue wares by the literate elite fuelled demand for these stonewares.


    Stoneware with grey-green glaze
    Yue ware 越窯
    Shanglinhu kilns, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 上林湖窯
    Northern Song dynasty, about AD 960–1000PDF 214
        
    青釉花口茶碗


    自八世紀起,浙江北部越窯所生產的青釉器物再度復興。越窯也是唐代以文字形式記錄的第一個名窯。人們讚美越窯青釉器物“如冰似玉”。760年,陸羽在其出版的《茶經》中讚揚越窯茶具,認為其精微的綠釉呈色,有助於使當時流行的綠茶顏色更為醒目。飲茶習慣在中國南方的流行以及文人雅士對越窯器物的讚譽,都增加了人們對其的需求。


    炻器,灰青釉
    越窯
    浙江省上林湖窯
    北宋,約960-1000年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 8 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.13, no.15 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.23, no.214 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.33, no.6 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc2/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.214

Yue stoneware bowl with everted rim, which is dented to form six lobes. The bowl has pale greyish green glaze. There are traces of a gold band remaining on the foot.

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