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Dice Bowl

Dice Bowl

1426-1435

Porcelain with mottled blue glaze

Diameter: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.); Overall: 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.)

Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.287

Description

The Chinese connoisseurs use the poetic term "snowflake blue" to describe the mottling effects of white blotches amid tones of blue colored with cobalt oxide. Such aesthetic effects were achieved by blowing the glaze through a bamboo tube onto the ceramic surfaces.

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