Chi-chou ware, black-glaze bowl with leaf motif

Southern Sung dynasty (A.D. 1127-1279)
Height: 5.4cm Depth: 4.7cm Mouth diameter: 15.3cm Footrim: 3.7cm

The black-glazed wares produced in Chi-chou .are not pure black, but actually have a dark brownish tinge. Besides leaves, various paper-cut designs were used as decorative motifs in this ware. The firing-techniques of Chi-chou wares were strongly influenced by those of Ting and Tzu-chou wares.

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