Feb 28, 2013

Marbled Bowl

Marbled Bowl



Glazed stoneware

Diameter: 7 x 13.3 cm (2 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)

Weight: 270 g (9.52 oz.)

Gift of Donna and James Reid 2012.449

Did you know?

The marbling technique used to create this bowl imitates Persian marbled glass.


This bowl was potted using the marbling technique called jiaotai (mixed clay), whereby light- and dark-colored clays are combined to create natural patterns, then covered with a transparent glaze. The marbling technique had been developed since the 8th century in imitation of the marbled glassware imported from Persia. Song marbled ware represented the continuation of the Tang tradition, achieving simplicity and vibrancy in aesthetic effects.

See also
Chinese Art
Chinese Art
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