Tea Bowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-4748

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

Descriptive Terms

tea bowls
porcelain
enameling
gilding
overglazing
grain patterns
Porcelain
Overglazed
Gilded
Enameled
Rice Grain
TEACUP

Inscription

Four Chinese character marks on bottom of each.

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Dimensions

2.25 (H), 2.938 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.858.6