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    Porcelain bowl, with silver-bound mouth rim. The bowl has crackled yellowish glaze. There are floral motifs on the interior.

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    • 1600-1644
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    • Height: 73 millimetres
    • Diameter: 160 millimetres
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    Published PDF date : 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 147

    Bowl imitating Ding ware

    Potters in the late Ming and Qing dynasties made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. This bowl has a copper bound rim. Inside it is decorated with an incised design.

    Underfired porcelain with incised and moulded decoration and a transparent glaze
    South China 中國南部
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644


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    • Medley 1980 p.22, no.55 bibliographic details
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Porcelain bowl, with silver-bound mouth rim. The bowl has crackled yellowish glaze. There are floral motifs on the interior.

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