Tea bowl, anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1299

Tea bowl, anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1299

stoneware, d 12cm × h 6.8cm. More details

Around the 12th century, bowls produced at the Jian kilns in south China were regarded as the finest vessels for drinking tea. Deep blue-black bowls with finely streaked ‘hare’s fur’ glaze were especially popular, as they brought out the colour of white south China tea.

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