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

 

Provenance:

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.


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