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Black ware tea bowl with 'hare's fur' glazes

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  • stoneware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The Jian kilns of Fujian specialized in the production of tea bowls in various shapes and sizes, usually with this distinctive glaze, reminiscent of hare’s fur. They were copied by many kilns in the north, see, for example, [LI1301.47] in the Barlow Collection.

    The heavily potted bowl is of conical form, with a flared rim and a straight, nearly solid foot with low footring. The nearly black glaze is suffused with reddish-brown streaks resembling hare’s fur. It fades to a thin, matt reddish-brown layer at the rim and ends in a thick, mainly black layer above the foot, leaving the dark brown body exposed on the underside.

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