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Tea Bowl with Hare’s-Fur Decoration

Northern Song (960–1127) to Southern Song (1127–1279) dynasty
11th–12th century
Stoneware with copper-oxide glaze (Jian ware)
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Diam. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
The brown and black hues of tea bowls such as this were considered among the best colors for enhancing the chartreuse color of tea that had been whisked into white foam. Wares produced at the Jian kilns in Fujian Province were used exclusively for the drinking of tea.
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA)
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