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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with incised decoration under celadon glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir John Addis KCMG

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 6

Physical description

Bowl with sides roughly rounded below and curving outward, thickly potted; the strongly square-cut footring carelessly finished. The light grey paste contains grit and the outside shows marks of turning. The semi-opaque glaze is much crazed, and finishes untidily around the foot; the base in unglazed. Lightly incised round the outside with a blunt tool is a band of lotus petals. The central area inside is depressed.

Place of Origin

China (made)


1600-1700 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with incised decoration under celadon glaze


Diameter: 16.5 cm, Height: 6.4 cm

Object history note

The group of objects (FE.3 to 105-1975) were all acquired by Sir John Addis during his stay in Manila as British Ambassador, ca. 1965-70, and are purportedly from excavations there. See papers published at the Manila Trade Pottery Seminiar, 1968, here noted; also Locsin, L & C, Oriental Ceramics discovered in the Philippines, Rutland & Tokyo 1968; and Addis, J. M. Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 1967-69 London : The Society, pp. 17-36.

Descriptive line

Bowl, stoneware with incised decoration under celadon glaze; excavated in the Philippines, made in China, 13th-14th century


Stoneware; Celadon


Incised; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lotus petal


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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