The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of April 15, 2024

Conical Bowl with Carved Babies and Floral Motif

Conical Bowl with Carved Babies and Floral Motif

960–1279
Overall: 7.8 x 20.3 cm (3 1/16 x 8 in.); Diameter: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

The conical shape of this bowl is especially suitable for whipping powdered tea, which became popular at court, in monasteries, and in scholarly elite circles during the Southern Song dynasty. The decoration of this bowl was cut with a wooden instrument into the dried clay. This type of white porcelain with a translucent bluish glaze was the direct predecessor of the later blue-and-white porcelains.
  • ?-2016
    Donna [b. 1931] and James Reid [1926-2020], Cleveland Heights, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    2017-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Recent Acquisitions. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 17-June 7, 2018).
    The Cleveland Museum of Art (03/17/2018-06/06/2018): "Recent Acquisitions 2014-2017"
  • {{cite web|title=Conical Bowl with Carved Babies and Floral Motif|url=false|author=|year=960–1279|access-date=15 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2017.19