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A black pottery tea brazier, Tang dynasty 唐 黑陶茶爐及茶釜

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 HKD

A black pottery tea brazier, Tang dynasty 唐 黑陶茶爐及茶釜

A black pottery tea brazier, Tang dynasty 唐 黑陶茶爐及茶釜

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 HKD

A black pottery tea brazier,

Tang dynasty

唐  黑陶茶爐及茶釜


w. 11.4 cm

One side of the brazier dish has been broken and restuck, with associated cracks and an area of loss (1x1cm). Some minute nibbling along the extremities.

Tea braziers were one of the key vessels in tea preparation in the Tang dynasty, when tea cakes were first ground into powder form and boiled in a brazier for consumption. The late Tang dynasty painting Gong Le Tu in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, depicts a classic scene of court ladies and musicians in a tea ceremony, where elaborate tea braziers were presented on the table. Tea braziers of similar form as the present lot can be found in various media, including a Yue celadon example from the Zhejiang Provincial Museum and a Gongxian kiln amber-glazed example at the China National Tea Museum in Hangzhou, Zhejiang (http://www.teamuseum.cn/news/holding-detail.htm?id=519).


茶爐茶釜為唐代煮茶必備用具之一。唐代流行「吃茶」文化,煮茶前先將茶餅壓成粉末,再放入茶釜中烹煮。台北故宮博物院藏晚唐時期的《宮樂圖》描繪了宮中仕女煎茶品茗,奏樂歡宴的情境。畫中可見眾仕女圍坐於長方茶桌前,當中仕女手拿長柄茶勺,將茶湯自茶釜分進各人茶盌內,可見茶釜為唐代煮茶重要茶具之一。浙江省博物館藏有一晚唐越窰青瓷例,浙江杭州中國茶葉博物館藏另有一鞏縣窰黃釉例,錄於其網站 http://www.teamuseum.cn/news/holding-detail.htm?id=519。