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Tea Bowl

1977.858.8 (RS117151)

Description

Circular bowl with sides tapering to high foot ring; white clay body with "rice pattern" oval piercings filled with bluish glaze; overglaze enamal central decoration in blue, white, green and red; gilt and enameled diapered exterior rim; interior rim with H-shaped banding; interior with floral spray with gilt and red scroll border; blue petal motif radiates from exterior foot; all identical except .9 has red petal at foot.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1899
Inscriptions
Four Chinese character marks on bottom of each.
Location of origin
China
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
enameling
gilding
overglazing
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Enameled
enameling
Gilded
gilding
grain patterns
Overglazed
overglazing
Porcelain
porcelain
Rice Grain
tea bowls
TEACUP
Dimensions
2.25 (H), 2.938 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.858.8
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4749

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