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Creator Name: artist unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese; Hupei
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Tea bowl with leaf decor
Creation Start Date: 1100
Creation End Date: 1299
Creation Date: 12th century - 13th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: pottery
Materials and Techniques: stoneware with brown glaze, Chi-chou ware
Dimensions: H.1-7/8 x Dia.5-3/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 98.74
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Leaf pattern bowls rank amongst the rarest and most celebrated products of the Chi-chou kilns in Hupei province. The decoration was apparently achieved by affixing a leaf to the interior of the bowl before immersing it in the iron-rich slurry used to create the dark brown glaze used at Chi-chou. In the heat of the kiln, the natural chemicals in the leaf react with the glaze, rendering it nearly transparent. It is assumed that the many Chan (Zen) monks who must have used such vessels found the naturalism of the decor especially to their liking.
AMICA ID: MIA_.98.74
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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