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A JIAN ‘HAIKATSUGI’ GREYISH BROWN-GLAZED TEA BOWL
A JIAN ‘HAIKATSUGI’ GREYISH BROWN-GLAZED TEA BOWL
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A JIAN ‘HAIKATSUGI’ GREYISH BROWN-GLAZED TEA BOWL

SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)

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A JIAN ‘HAIKATSUGI’ GREYISH BROWN-GLAZED TEA BOWL
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)
The bowl is finely potted with thin, rounded sides supported on a short foot, applied with an attractive mottled greyish-brown glaze thinning to an olive-green colour, stopping irregularly above the foot revealing the dark-brown body.
4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box dated to 1782
Provenance
The Maeda Family Collection, Japan, acquired prior to 1782 (according to inscription on Japanese wood box)

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Lot Essay

The cover of the Japanese wood box accompanying the current lot bears an inscription recording the head of the Maeda Family renewed the cloth wrap of this bowl in Tenmei second year, corresponding to 1782. The Maeda Family was one of the most powerful feudal warlords ruling central Japan from the 16th to 19th century. This type of Jian bowl, covered with an unusual greyish-brown glaze, was revered in Japanese tea ceremony, and was known as haikatsugi tenmoku (ash-covered) or ki tenmoku (yellow) bowl in Japan.

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