Tea Bowl with Plum Blossoms
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
Stoneware with wax-resist designs and black and brown glazes (Jizhou ware)
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); Diam. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Noted for their imaginative designs and innovative techniques, Jizhou wares were produced at kilns in Jiangxi Province in southern China. Here, paper-cut plum blossoms were placed on an initial layer of black glaze and then covered with an additional brown glaze. The paper cuts were destroyed during the firing leaving the design of plum blossoms behind.
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