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TEA BOWL
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Inventory Number
HKU.C.1956.0179
Category In English
Ceramics
Object Name
Tea bowl
Periods / Dynasties
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279 CE) -
Materials
Stoneware with black glaze
No. of Items (in a Set)
1
Dimensions
W: 11.6 cm, H: 5.5 cm
Descriptions in English
The Jizhou kilns made a number of different types of wares over several centuries of production, including bowls with ‘tortoiseshell’ glazes like this. The effect was achieved by adding concentrated iron (like iron filings) to the glaze.

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