brown tones; conical form with lipped rim; interior decorated with three dark brown floral medallions; unglazed foot

Tea Bowl, 12th-13th century

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A dark-brown glaze with buff-colored tortoiseshell markings covers the exterior of this small tea bowl. Reserved on the interior in reddish-brown glaze are three openwork panels of quatrefoil shapes, perhaps representing peony blossoms, set against a richly variegated buff glaze. The golden buff glaze crawled downward from the lip during firing creating a streaked and mottled effect on the interior. Archaeological evidence shows similar bowls to have been made at the Jizhou kilns at Yonghe in central Jiangxi province.

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Title
Tea Bowl
Role
Artist
Accession Number
98.223
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brown tones; conical form with lipped rim; interior decorated with three dark brown floral medallions; unglazed foot