A Jizhou splashed bowl
Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)
The interior of the bowl is covered with a dark brown glaze freely splashed with an abstract design in a light brown tone. The exterior is plain and covered with a dark brown glaze above a layer of brown-red slip falling short of the unglazed foot.
11.5 cm diameter
Acquired in China in the 1980s
A similar bowl is illustrated in Robert Mowry, Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell and Partridge Feathers, Chinese Brown and Black Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Harvard University Art Museum, 1996, no. 95. A further example is illustrated in He Li, Chinese Ceramics: The new Standard Guide, London, 1996, no. 301.