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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.321

  • Description

    Jian stoneware bowl, with silver-bound mouth rim. The bowl has black glaze with metallic 'hare's fur' streaking. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1127-1279
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 121 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Song 11th-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 321

    Tea bowl ‘hare’s fur’ glaze


    Jian ware tea bowls of this type were much admired in Japan where they were called Temmoku bowls after the Japanese pronunciation of the Tianmu mountains. A legend states that Japanese Buddhist monks visited a monastery in these mountains in China and brought back this type of bowl to Japan. They are characterised by a very dark clay body which fires to an almost black colour and by a luscious, glassy black glaze. This one is compared to hare’s fur because of the paler iron-brown flecks contrasting with the rich iron-brown glaze.

    Stoneware with iron brown glaze and iron-brown flecks
    Jian ware 建窯
    Jianyang county, Fujian province 福建省, 建陽縣
    Southern Song dynasty, AD 1127–1279PDF 321

    黑釉兔毫茶盞


    建窯茶盞備受日本人推崇,稱之為“天目碗”(Temmoku,為天目山的日文發音)。傳說日本僧人拜訪了中國天目山的一所寺廟,並將此類型的碗帶回了日本。茶盞以胎色深近黑色、釉色瑩潤為特徵。“兔毫”一詞用以形容淺色釉斑如兔毛一樣分佈于鐵褐色釉面之上的效果。


    炻器,鐵褐釉,鐵褐斑
    建窯
    福建省建陽縣
    南宋,1127-1279年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1980 p.36, no.123 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc12/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.321

Jian stoneware bowl, with silver-bound mouth rim. The bowl has black glaze with metallic 'hare's fur' streaking. There is an inscription on the base.

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