TEA BOWL, Tenmoku glaze with leaf design

Cultural Property Important Cultural Property
Date1 Southern Song dynasty
Date2 12th-13th century
Kiln Jizhou ware
Height (cm) 5.3
Mouth Diameter (cm) 14.7
Weight (g) 182
Collection The ATAKA Collection
Credit Line The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection), photograph by 〓(Please credit the name of the photographer which is indicated at the bottom left of each image)
Accession No. 00598
Description Tenmoku tea bowls of the Jizhou kilns in Jiangxi Province are known for its fine, white clay body which enables the ware to have a thin body and a small foot ring. The leaf design imprinted in the interior during firing, which gives the name konoha or leaf tenmoku, clearly shows the veins, making this piece the masterwork among those with similar decoration. It is thought that a mulberry leaf, which was used for this decoration, was believed to be associated with the idea of Zen. The opposite side of the interior wall reveals a faint trace of an applied decoration of a plum blossom. The mouth rim is bound with a gold band. It was formerly owned by the Maeda family for many generations. Weight: 182g.
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