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Tea Bowl

Description

White clay body with grayish white glaze; deep bowl form with wide circular mouth and high foot ring; overglaze enamel decoration; polychrome floral basket enclosed by heart and wreath on front with modified arrow border; interior border of blue band with gilt stars, red and black line secondary borders; sprig in bottom.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1810
Location of origin
China
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
overglazing
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Arrow
arrows
flower baskets
Fruit Basket
Heart
hearts (motifs)
Overglazed
overglazing
Porcelain
porcelain
tea bowls
TEACUP
Wreath
wreaths (costume accessories)
Dimensions
4.875 (H), 3.5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1159
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
6148

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