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Vessel

Vessel

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red earthenware inlaid with pieces of porcelain before firing

  • Museum number:

    IM.31-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Water or beer pots of this type were based on the shape of the Chinese 'Pilgrim Flasks' and were made both in earthenware and metal in Tibet. They appear to have been more commonly made in eastern Tibet than in other Tibetan areas.

Physical description

Monastic pilgrim flask of dark red earthenware, with inlaid decoration of six plaquettes of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain impressed into the clay before firing.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Red earthenware inlaid with pieces of porcelain before firing

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm, Width: 15.2 cm

Descriptive line

Pilgrim flask, earthenware inlaid with Chinese blue-and-white porcelain, Tibet, 19th century.

Production Note

Chossschia District, Eastern Tibet

Materials

Red earthenware; Porcelain

Techniques

Impressed; Firing

Categories

Containers

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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