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: 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.
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 …
Buff clay. Glaze: Translucent semimatte ash glaze with brown crackle. Foot rim and base unglazed; three spur marks in bottom. Stained around rim inside and out; glaze abraded on rim. Decoration: Faint gray-blue underglaze cobalt painted decoration of four “Chinese characters” evenly spaced around outside, one in bottom inside double ring.