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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.217
Title
Conical Bowl with Decoration of a Blossoming Plum Branch under Crescent Moon and Clouds
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
12th-14th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Jiangxi province, Ji’an
Period
Southern Song period (1127-1279) to Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/323282
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Jizhou ware: light gray stoneware with dark brown glaze, the decoration painted in overglaze buff slip. From the Jizhou kilns at Yonghe, Ji'an, Jiangxi province.
Dimensions
H. 4.6 x Diam. 13.5 cm (1 13/16 x 5 5/16 in.)
Provenance
Andrew Kahane--Oriental Art, New York
Diane H. Schafer Collection, New York
American private collection, Pennsylvania (purchased from a Chinese collector in Taiwan in the 1950s)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Mariot Fraser Solomon
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.217
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Conical bowl covered all over, except for the base and small footring, witha chocolate0brown glaze. The inside walls of the bowl feature a spontaneously stylized depiction of a blossoming plum branch under a new moon by which pass small clouds, the designs spontaneously brushed in ash and buff slip atop the glaze before firing.

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