A related bowl is illustrated in Gugong Songci tulu. Longquan yao, Geyao ji qita ge yao/Illustrated Catalogue of Sung Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum. Lung-ch'üan Ware, Ko Ware and Other Wares, Taipei, 1974, pl. 72; another from the collection of Kamei Takayoshi was included in the Mostra d'Arte Cinese/Exhibition of Chinese Art, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no. 949; one was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 25th October 1993, lot 701; and a further example from the collection of Alfred Clark, was included in Ryūsen Shūhō/Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Tokyo, 1976, vol. I, pl. 677, and sold in our London rooms, 11th May 2011, lot 3.
In Japan, these bowls have become known by the same term 'temmoku' that designates black-glazed tea bowls of 'Jian' ware, but with the specification 'konoha', 'tree leaf'.
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