Historical Chinese Bowls – The Art of the Chinese Potter

  • Dish of quatrefoil shape with deep curving sides and small base. Tang Dynasty.
  • Basin of fine white porcellanous ware with ivory white glaze. Sung Dynasty.
  • Bowl with wife mouth, gently curved sides, and narrow base with low foot rim. Sung Dynasty.
  • Tantalus-cup, bowl-shaped, with a figure inside. Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and red enamel. Early 16th century.

I found these pretty cool bowls in this book about chinese pottery! I especially love the Tantulus cup, which is supposedly like a western puzzle jug. It could only be used with safety by those who knew their secret, otherwise the liquid ran out of it.

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