DescriptionLacquered Bowl with Stars and Owl
Ça 300-700 AD
Slipped ceramic painted after firing.
3" High x 8½" Wide
This remarkable bowl retains bright polychrome images of stellar scenes and smiling owls. It was made by an interesting technique known as "pseudo-cloisonné. The fired vessel was coated with a lacquer-like paint colored with black pigment. The designs were then cut away from this new surface, and brightly colored pigments were rubbed in to form the surface decoration. The patterning of the bowl is lively and free and the colors have retained their brightness through the ages. The bowl is in very good condition, having suffered only one small rim chip and the slight discoloration one would expect.
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