RARE CHINESE JIAN PATINATED BRONZE MOTIF TEA BOWL
The deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a lipped rim. The bowl is covered overall in a pale celadon glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the brown body. The interior has beautiful silver and golden glaze streaks.
The current bowl has a very attractive celadon glaze with creme-silver and golden streaks. The bowl's appearance is somewhere between 'oil streaks'. celadon-glazed bowls such as the present example became increasingly popular as they showed off the frothy white tea to enhance the experience. A thick glaze joining the body clay appeared near the base, traceable gold sparkling dust, glaze age crackles visually seen, and dull thump sound when tapped.
Mark on base, carved two script -KaiShu- characters.
Dimensions: 2-5/8" H x 6" Dia.