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China Anonymous, Chinese
Large Pot, 1862-1874
Porcelain
13 in. x 9 in. x 9 in. (33.02 cm x 22.86 cm x 22.86 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Thrown
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2002.0.29


Marks
"C-37" is painted on the bottom. There is a plain rectangular sticker on the side, the kind that usually has "made in China" printed on it. There are Asian characters painted on the bottom, which mean "forever." A Chinese inventory number (#203) is on the interior.

Medium
Wheel thrown porcelain with painted decoration in multicolored glazes, on a white background. The cobaly glaze was painted on first, then the object was fired, and an overglaze was applied and the object was re-fired.

Object Description
Large porcelain pot with a design of dragons in multicolored glazes on white. Bulbous, with a neck. The piece has Ming Dynasty style decoration, though it was created in the Tongzhi period of the Ch'ing Dynasty. The style is called Doucai, and consists of a varigated five color glaze.

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