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Bowl with “Oil-Spot” Design

Period:
Jin dynasty (1115–1234)
Date:
12th–13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with iron-oxide slip and glaze (Cizhou-type ware) Stoneware with iron-oxide slip and glaze (Cizhou-type ware)
Dimensions:
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); Diam. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.81.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
Although kilns operating in south China are most often associated with the elegant black glaze wares treasured in Japan for use in the tea ceremony, ceramics of this type were also produced in the north among the numerous popular kilns that are classified as Cizhou kilns.
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