These roughly potted Jizhou tea bowls embody the Song aesthetic and have always been highly sought after. The body is of conical form and burnt ochre at the foot. The lovely calligraphic design has a lovely freedom to it. It is splashed on in a very painterly way, representing prunus blossom with a sketchily painted moon in the sky above. These Jizhou tea bowls, along with Jian Kiln tea bowls, were of the prized tea ceremony wares among Song literati.
Ex. Tse collection, Montreal; Richie’s Auction, Toronto, June 2008
Diameter: 12.9 cm
Condition: Very good; small rim chip, professionally repaired and almost invisible.
Price; USD $2800; CAD $3600 (HST of 13% applies to all sales in Canada).