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    Stoneware offering bowl with round bottom, curving wall and inverted rim. The bowl has brown glaze with flecks of yellow.

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    • 1800-1911
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    • Diameter: 230 millimetres
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    Published PDF date : Northern SongRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 308

    Alms bowl with iron-brown glaze

    This bowl is much larger than the Tang dynasty alms bowl which it copies. It is covered with an iron-brown glaze with flecks of paler brown.

    Stoneware with iron-brown glaze
    China 中國
    Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1911


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    • Medley 1980 p.33, no.106 bibliographic details
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Stoneware offering bowl with round bottom, curving wall and inverted rim. The bowl has brown glaze with flecks of yellow.

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