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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.301

  • Description

    Jian stoneware bowl. The bowl is covered on the interior and exterior almost to the foot with black iron spotted glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 12thC-13thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 90 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : SongRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 301

    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 1127–1279PDF 301

    黑釉油滴紋茶盞


    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、釉色瑩亮為特徵。“油滴”一詞用以形容淺色釉斑如油浮于水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 1975 Colour pl. 10 and p. 306 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 82, pl. LXXXI bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989a p.31, no.9 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.33, no.108, pl. XII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.44, no.22 (right) bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989b p.51, no.36 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc12/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF Card: Purchased in Japan and is aid to have come from a Korean Temple.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.301

Jian stoneware bowl. The bowl is covered inside and outside almost to the foot with black iron spotted glaze.

Jian stoneware bowl. The bowl is covered inside and outside almost to the foot with black iron spotted glaze.

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