定窯黑釉茶碗 / Black Ding Tea Bowl

北宋

d. 12.5 厘米

來源
香港 松心閣

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「黑定」是宋代最優質的黑釉之一,定窯黑器極為罕見。碗內壁施亮光黑釉,口沿有約 2 釐米厚的銀帶殘痕,使人聯想到宋代流行的厚銀邊風格。

底部不施釉的做法是為了搭配天目台使用,這個是宋代茶碗的傳統,不掛釉處露出定窯典型的細膩潔白胎體。小圈足被精心塑造成細薄規整的正圓,展示出定窯工匠的高超技藝。

宋代佛教寺院盛行茶道,近幾十年我國北方地區寺廟遺址出土了少量黑定,有的在圈足內寫有墨書、經文或方丈等字樣。黑與白的對比往往與佛教有關,因此這些茶碗可能是當時佛教寺廟訂購的一種特殊茶碗。

A Black Ding Tea Bowl

Northern Song Dynasty
d. 12.5 cm

Provenance
Lam’s Gallery, Hong Kong

Similar Examples
Palace Museum, Taipei
The Percival David Foundation, British Museum UK

Of finest quality black glaze of the Song Dynasty, Black wares of the Ding kiln is extremely rare. Cover inside out with glossy black glaze, residue marks of silver band can be seen around the rim with a thickness of approximately 2cm, reminding us the thick banding style that was popular in the Song Dynasty.

The base is unglazed, showing the very fine and white body. The small foot rim is shaped carefully into a fine thin circle.

Tea ceremony is popular among Buddhist temple in Song Dynasty, there is a small numbers of black Ding excavated in northern part of China, some with ink scriptures or letters such as ‘head priest’ written inside the foot rim. The contrast of black and white is often associated with Buddhism, it is possible that these were of a special type of tea bowls ordered by Buddhism Temples of the time.

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