Chinese Song Dynasty Jian ware Tea Bowl Song tea bowl.. Product #: AS-3781 Regular price: $150.00 $150.00 In Stock
Chinese Song Dynasty Jian ware Tea BowlChinese Song Dynasty Jian ware Tea BowlChinese Song Dynasty Jian ware Tea Bowl

Chinese Song Dynasty Jian ware Tea Bowl

Product Code: AS-3781

£150.00

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A Jian tea bowl with a dark, coarse-grained stoneware body on a small foot, with thick black/brown 'hares fur' glaze over a grey-brown body. The area around the foot left unglazed.

A; diameter 3.5 cms. B; diameter 10.5 cms. C; 9.1 cms.

Very Fine condition generally, with good glaze, a minor crack or scrape.

Southern Song dynasty: Circa 12th-13th century AD.

In The Record of Tea, Cai Xiang (1012–67) noted: ‘Tea is of light colour and looks best in black cups. The cups made at Jianyang are bluish-black in colour, sometimes marked like the fur of a hare. Being of rather thick fabric they...

A Jian tea bowl with a dark, coarse-grained stoneware body on a small foot, with thick black/brown 'hares fur' glaze over a grey-brown body. The area around the foot left unglazed.

A; diameter 3.5 cms. B; diameter 10.5 cms. C; 9.1 cms.

Very Fine condition generally, with good glaze, a minor crack or scrape.

Southern Song dynasty: Circa 12th-13th century AD.

In The Record of Tea, Cai Xiang (1012–67) noted: ‘Tea is of light colour and looks best in black cups. The cups made at Jianyang are bluish-black in colour, sometimes marked like the fur of a hare. Being of rather thick fabric they retain the heat, so that when once warmed through they cool very slowly, and they are additionally valued on this account. None of the cups produced at other places can rival these. Blue and white cups are not used by those who give tea-tasting parties.’

Wares produced at the Jian kilns in Fujian Province were used exclusively for the drinking of tea.

Cf. Metropolitan Museum: Accession Number:29.100.227. On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205

NB price is for each bowl (you are welcome to make as election in the ordering process). B HAS SOLD.

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