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Bowl (tea.part of). Spray of flowers (plum blossom). Made of Jizhou glazed and painted stoneware.
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Height: 2.50 inches
- Curator's comments
- Harrison-Hall 1997, p. 10:
"To complement another academic paper given in 1938, A.D. Brankston donated shards from sites in Jiangxi such as Hutian, Nanshan and Jizhou. He collected these personally at a time when transport in the interior of China was difficult because of bandits and lack of roads. Indeed in order to obtain some of the tea bowl shards shown here (fig.1) he rode on the back of a pony through a thunderstorm, jogging up and down on a wet saddle for more than three miles in search of the kiln site. On his return he visited a teashop with his fellow travellers 'to refresh ourselves and to entertain the population' and there bought the shards he had been searching for from locals for ten and twenty cents each. [fn2]"
[fn2]: "A.D. Brankston, 'An excursion to Ching-te-chen and Chi-an-fu in Kiangsi', Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, vol. 16 (1938-9), pp. 19-32."
"Fig.1: A group of seven Song bowls, some with resist designs and paper cut decoration of prunus, phoenix and geometric patterns. The bowls were made in Jizhou, Jiangxi province and were collected in a tea shop. Given by A.D. Brankston, OA 1938.4-12.42-47, 1938.5-16.1."
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