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    Porcellanous, near conical bowl. The bowl has white body and grayish white glaze. There are tear marks visible on the exterior.

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    • 11thC
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    • Height: 59 millimetres
    • Diameter: 160 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 10th century, possibly LiaoRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 197

    Bowl with clear glaze

    This bowl is made from a pure white clay and is covered with a clear glaze.

    Stoneware with transparent glaze
    North China 中國北部
    Northern Song dynasty, about AD 1000–1100


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    • Medley 1980 p.10, no.5 bibliographic details
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Porcellanous, near conical bowl. The bowl has white body and grayish white glaze. There are tear marks visible on the exterior.

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