Classification: Ceramic

3,887 objects

Covered box

Round covered box; center panel of cover slightly recessed, base slightly recessed; one chip inside edge of cover. Clay: pale putty-colored, high-fired, hard, fine texture, resonant, but without transparency. Glaze: thin, clear, covers decoration on white slip on outside, inside of bowl and partial on inside of cover. Some deterioration on cover only, in the …



Bowl, heavily potted, everted foliate rim, foot beveled inward; slightly recessed unglazed base with ring of black residue from tubular firing support. Defects; two lenticular shaped raised areas in paste, perhaps bubbles; one small gritty inclusion in glaze. Clay: grey porcelanous stoneware with brown speckles (impurities). Glaze: celadon, pale watery transparent pale blue-green, low gloss, …



Bowl with compressed thin slightly flaring rim; flat, slightly concave base, 5 spur marks inside center. Clay: fine grain, buff stoneware. Glaze: thin, yellowish green celadon with crackle. Decoration: none.


Bowl with molded decoration

Bowl: spreading ovoidal; thin basal ring; copper rim. Clay: very thin, with translucent areas; grayish-white; sonant. Translucent white porcelain. Glaze: transparent, colorless. Decoration: molded in paste, under glaze. On interior: band of four phoenixes in clouds, six-petalled flowerhead in center bottom.


Bowl (kiln waster)

Bowl: kiln waster, small ovoidal, flattened in the firing; attachments of kiln slag. Clay: dense, gray. Glaze: brilliant, transparent celadon, crackled; a pool of deep green inside. Decoration: channeled and incised in the paste.


Tea bowl

Tea bowl, on high foot. Repaired with gold lacquer. Clay: cream-white, porcelanous, buff gray surface where exposed apparently is dirt and stain. Glaze: transparent, fine crackle, stained; edge of foot, base and ring inside unglazed; brown wash inside foot and on base is typical “chocolate base” of Annamese ware. It is probable that a white …