Here we have a stunning 12th Century Jian Yao Tea Bowl.

This beautiful example is small and exquisite. The thick glaze here with amazing iridescence in surface light has pooled towards the base of the tea cup. There is some surface alteration captured in reflected light too light crazing more present towards the rim. Viewed with a loupe there is gold colored sparkling dust effect present.

This ancient tea bowl is understated and elegant so true of the stonewares of this time produced in China.

It measures approximately 3 5/8" wide by 3 11/16" deep a delicate almost imperceptible variation to the diameter here with the height varying almost imperceptibly too from 1 5/8" tall to 1 11/16" tall (92.5mm x 94.0mm x 41mm - 43mm).

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