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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Shanxi (made)

  • Date:

    1550-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with coloured glazes enclosed in raised outlines

  • Museum number:

    C.51-1911

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 3

Physical description

Bowl of stoneware. Of convex form with flat base. The outside is decorated in the fahua style, with raised threads of clay enclosing coloured glazes, depicting lotus flowers, buds and folaige rising from waves. The inside is covered with a greenish-blue glaze.

Place of Origin

Shanxi (made)

Date

1550-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with coloured glazes enclosed in raised outlines

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 18.4 cm

Historical context note

Originally it may have had a function relating to temple use, for example an alms' bowl. Many were exported to Japan, where they ware given wooden or metal lids and were sometimes used as incense burners.

Descriptive line

Bowl, stoneware decorated in the fahua style, with raised threads of clay enclosing coloured glazes, China (Shanxi province), Ming dynasty, 1550-1650

Production Note

from label

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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