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Tea Bowl with Splashed Decoration

Period:
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
Date:
12th–13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with brown glaze and slip decoration
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); Diam. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm); Diam. of foot 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.174
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
The tea bowl, which is conical in shape, has rounded, slightly flaring sides. It is covered with a dark brown glaze and further decorated with a loose abstract design of splashes and swirled ivory semi-translucent slip. The small foot ring is wedge-shaped and is unglazed as is the countersunk base. There are no inscriptions or marks on the bowl.
[ J. J. Lally & Co. , New York, until 2013; sold to MMA]
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