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Jian stoneware bowl. The bowl is covered on the interior and exterior almost to the foot with black iron spotted glaze.
- Made in: Jian
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Jian)
- Diameter: 90 millimetres
Published PDF date : SongRoom 95 label text:
Tea bowl with ‘oil-spot’ 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 oil-spot because of the paler ‘oil-on-water’ effect of over the rich iron-brown glaze.
Stoneware with iron brown glaze and iron-brown spots
Jian ware 建窯
Jianyang county, Fujian province 福建省, 建陽縣
Southern Song dynasty, AD 1127–1279
On display: G95/dc12/sh2
PDF Card: Purchased in Japan and is aid to have come from a Korean Temple.
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Object reference number: RRC38718
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