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Tea Bowl

Description

White clay body with gray-white glaze; deep bowl shape terminating in wide circular mouth; shallow foot ring; overglaze sepia interior decoration of circle and spearhead border with central leaf sprig; exterior with leafy bell-flower type border and cornucopia at front.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1790
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
Bellflower
Cornucopia
husk (motif)
Overglazed
overglazing
porcelain
Porcelain
Spearhead
spearheads
tea bowls
TEACUP
Dimensions
1.688 (H), 3.375 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1160
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
6149

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