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  • Place of origin:

    Jiangxi (made)

  • Date:

    1200-1300 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, glazed

  • Credit Line:

    K.K. Chow Gift

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 5

This bowl is decorated with a papercut design of lucky saying. The papercut was adhered to the surface of the bowl and eventually burned away during firing, leaving its outline impression. The papercut design is a hallmark of kilns in Jizhou, south China.

Place of Origin

Jiangxi (made)


1200-1300 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, glazed


Diameter: 11 cm

Descriptive line

Jizhou bowl with papercut lucky saying

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kerr, Rose. Song dynasty ceramics. London: V&A Publications, 2004, plate 110.

Labels and date

Tea bowl with papercut design
Southern Song-Yuan dynasty

Stoneware stenciled with lucky sayings on a mottled brown glaze
Jizhou kilns, south China

K.K. Chow Gift
Museum no. C.999-1922 [2007]


Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


East Asia Collection

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