Tea Bowl with Crescent Moon, Clouds, and Blossoming Plum
Southern Song (1127–1279)–Yuan (1271–1368) dynasty
Stoneware with painted decoration of brown glaze (Jizhou ware)
Diam. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1924
A common theme in the decorative arts, this imagery may have been inspired by contemporaneous poems invoking the beauty of blossoming flowers in the subtle light of a crescent moon.
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