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Subject:jizhou temmoku
Posted By: phil Mon, Jul 27, 2009 IP: 219.77.104.63

Inspired by Toans Jian yao hares fur bowl posted lately I thought I`d ask your opinion of this recently acquired Song tea bowl.

I`ll put the photo`s in two posts.

All the best,
Phil.







Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: Daryl Tan Tue, Jul 28, 2009

Phil's Jizhou Bowl,closeup.

Daryl Tan





Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: Cal Tue, Jul 28, 2009

Very attractive, but in near Song period jizhou the leaf impression should be sunken, it burn out during firing.

Good luck,
Cal

Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: phil Tue, Jul 28, 2009

Hi Cal, thanks for looking. I understand the leaf is burnt out during firing but similar to the papercut bowls which were made using a similar method the image is very slightly raised. I have no doubts at all regarding this piece myself & would ask you to compare to the British museum example or any other of the several leaf temmokus held by various museums worldwide. Also take a look at the close up in my follow up post.

Thanks again for your opinion.
Phil.

Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: phil Tue, Jul 28, 2009

Hi Cal, all,
here are two more examples of Jizhou leaf temmokus, the first offered by Bonhams a couple of years ago & the second in the British museum.
I know this is hard to judge from photo`s but as I mentioned I`m pretty confident this bowl is OK. There is still some small controversy as to how these were actually made but NH Koh on his website suggests that the amber colour is indicative of a layer of glaze covering the leaf before firing & hence the slight raising of the leaf image, anyhow compare the pictures.

All the best,
Phil.





Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: toan Tue, Jul 28, 2009

thank you Phil for posting these
Your bowl as obviously the other two are beautiful

Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: Daryl Tan Tue, Jul 28, 2009

Three Jizhou Leaf bowls:

1. Jan van Beers
2. Osaka museum
3. Royal Ontario Museum

Daryl







Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: Daryl Tan Tue, Jul 28, 2009

Two Jizhou Leaf bowl from my private collection.

1st Jizhou bowl

Daryl





Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: Daryl Tan Tue, Jul 28, 2009

2nd Jizhou Leag Bowl.

Diameter: 15cm

Daryl





Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: phil Tue, Jul 28, 2009

Hi Daryl,
I did see your bowls on your web page whilst I was checking out this bowl before buying it, you`re lucky to have two, did you get them in China?
I`ll show mine to Ambrose & Simon when I see them at the weekend & then we`ll have more hands on opinions for anyone who still has doubts.

All the best,
Phil.

Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: Daryl Tan Thu, Jul 30, 2009

I apologiosed as I have forgotten where this quoate regarding Jizhou leaf bowl was copied from.
"Jizhou kilns produced varieties of black wares with its own distinctive decorations such as tortoise shell glaze, paper cutting and also natural leaf. The leaf decorated bowl is sought after by collectors all over the world. The Jizhou leaf bowl as shown has a thin wall and the paste is dense white clay. The bowl has a conical form with flaring walls rising from a small base which is a characteristic of Jizhou is. Apart from these, there is a raised button in the middle of the bowl which is also a characteristic of these types of bowl. It is fully glaz3ed except the foot as it was fired standing on its feet.
The Jizhou potters are very creative and they achieved this effect by applying the dark brown glaze first. Later they put the leaf in the interior of the bowl and cover it with a transparent glaze. During firing, the leaf is burnt and what was left behind is the ghostly image of the leaf. Some of these transparent glazes are of dull appearance and some are of a glossy appearance. Some bowls have one, two or three leaves depending very much on the potters."

Daryl Tan


Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: Daryl Tan Wed, Jul 29, 2009

Hi Phil,
I informed Ambrose to get you to show him this Leaf bowl tomorrow.He will also be bringing a few items for discussion and it will be good for all of you to bring a few items for discussion.
Ambrose has handled most of my items which is posted at
www.webshots.com
My id: daryltkt.
I have many more interesting items not yet posted .I will try to get them posted once I have the time.

Daryl

Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: phil Thu, Jul 30, 2009

Hi Daryl,
yes I`ll certainly take it with me, I haven`t seen Ambrose for a couple of years if not more so I`m looking forward to it.

I`ll let you know what they think,
all the best,
Phil.

Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: Le Douget Yvon Sun, Aug 16, 2009

Hello,
I recently found the secret for jizhou bowl with leaf design. I show my work and gives some explanations (translated by english friends !) on http://www.flickr.com/
The Japanese call these pieces « konoha tenmoku" 木叶天目
Yvon Le Douget
french ceramist







Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: rat Mon, Aug 17, 2009

beautiful, thanks for sharing them

Subject:Re: jizhou temmoku
Posted By: Ankh Pon Sun, May 01, 2022

How were the leaf form done?


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