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Chinese Bronzes of the Shang and Zhou Periods
Han Dynasty Bronzes
Early Chinese Ceramics
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Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Tang and Liao Dynasty Metalwork
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Qing Dynasty Porcelain
Landscape Painting in China
Jade and Lacquer in China
Bowl (one of a pair)
China, Shaanxi Province; Jin period (1115-1234), mid-12th century
Stoneware with carved and combed design under glaze (Yaozhou ware)
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); D. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art
This bowl and another in the Asia Society Collection (1979.133) form a pair. The sketchy treatment of the carved blossoms in the interior of these bowls and the reliance on the use of the time-saving comb for the wave design are typical of 12th-century mass production of ceramics, evidenced also by the use of molds at the Ding kilns in Hebei Province. The green glaze, here with olive tones, is one of a series of experiments with iron coloring pigments that reach back to early periods in Chinese history. The range of colors in jade may have inspired this pursuit of a diversity of colors in ceramics.
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