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Teabowl with Tortoiseshell Glaze

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in Jiangxi Province, China, Asia

12th - 13th century

Glazed stoneware with paper-cut decoration on interior and tortoise-shell glaze on exterior; (Jizhou ware)

Diameter: 4 3/4 inches (12.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 334, Asian Art, third floor

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Purchased with the East Asian Art Revolving Fund, 2013

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The Jizhou kilns are known for producing the most technically creative types of decoration during the twelfth to thirteenth centuries. To achieve the interior phoenix design of this teabowl, the Jizhou potters employed an innovative technique of paper-cut stencils, which they fixed to the interior before applying glaze.

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