Important Cultural PropertyBrown-glazed bowl with tree peony motif in gold, and silver-band along the edge

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  • Ding Ware
  • Thought to be excavated in Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China
  • 1 piece
  • H4.2 aperture D13.0 base D3.8
  • Northern Song period/11-12 century
  • Tokyo National Museum
  • TG-2920

Kakiyū is a kind of tetsuyū (iron-glazing), which has a persimmon-colored film developed on the surface. Two tree peony flowers are painted in gold leaf on the deep-brown glaze of this kakiyū bowl. Among the celebrated "Ding bowls of gold-flower," this one has the best-preserved gold leafed motif. There is a silver-paint band around the rim, which is also a rarely-seen feature. It is attributed to have been found in Yulin, in the northern Shaanxi province in China.