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Henan Black Tea Bowl with Russet Splashes

Song Dynasty, 960-1279 AD, China

Diameter: 12.5 cm

A stoneware tea bowl of conical form with slightly flared mouth-rim. The interior is covered with a deep black shiny glaze with random splashes in
a vibrant russet color. The glaze thins at the rim to a reddish brown, and the exterior is black with a fine overlay of russet-colored spots and speckles, above a black glazed foot. The underfoot is unglazed, revealing a light buff colored stoneware body. A glaze crawl on the exterior has been repaired.

With a fitted wooden box.

Provenance: From a private Japanese collection

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