Jingdezhen ware bowl - ROM2005_1596_10


Jingdezhen ware bowl

Medium:Wheel-thrown porcelain with cobalt-blue paint and glaze
Geography: Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Date: early-mid 17th century AD
Period: Ming Dynasty
8.8 x 11.6 cm
Object number: 992.241.1
Credit Line: The Yamagami Sōju (Akio, 1873-1957) Collection: Gift of Mrs. Yamagami and the Umezawa Family. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestė par la Commission canadienne d’examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l’exportation et l’importation de biens culturels.
Not on view
DescriptionThis type of Chinese blue and white ware was most likely made to order from Japanese tea practitioners in the early to mid 17th century. The plain and unassuming form and decoration made in the non-official kilns, served the aesthetic of wabi tea. This particular bowl with unglazed interior is used as a small brazier for smoking or incense burner. The long gold lacquer repair on side indicates the degree of love and care towards this bowl by one of the owners who had it repaired. Smoking is considered as part of a tea gathering, and a smoking set with pipe, tobacco case, small brazier, and ash tray arranged on a lacquered tray is offered at the waiting room or upon serving thin tea.
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