For sale is an Awesome ancient piece of glazed ceramic Chinese art. It is a tea bowl called Jian ware which is black glaze with brownish orange hare's fur markings. This bowl is not a reproduction as many of the pieces for sale are.
It has normal wear consistent with burial since ancient times and potting blemishes associated with crude hand production. The true authentic pieces were fashioned by hand. This piece has two repairs to the upper rim.However, the repairs do not show on the exterior of the tea bowl. This type of bowl was held in high esteem by the Song scholar-official class and even the emperors. The famous calligrapher and high official in the Northern Song court designated the "hare's fur" tea bowls from Jian'an the most appropriate utensil in serving tea in his two chapter treatise on tea, entitled A Record of Tea. He believed the white tea looked best in black glazed bowls and the slightly thicker wall of Jian wares helped to retain the heat of tea.
Size: 4 and 3/4 in diameter across the top. 1 & 1/4" diameter at base, and 2 & 1/4" tall. Contact me if you are interested. The item "Antique Chinese Porcelain Song Dynasty (906-1279) Jian Ware Hare's Fur Tea Bowl" is in sale since Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls". The seller is "kellschzm929uww6" and is located in Marina, California.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Bahamas, Viet nam.