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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Chinese
Title:Teabowl with staple repair
Date Made:1725-1735
Type:Food Service
Materials:Ceramic; porcelain; hard-paste porcelain with overglaze polychrome enamels
Place Made:Asia; China
Measurements:overall: 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.; 4.445 x 8.89 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1984.18.6
Credit Line:Gift of Weston P. and Rebecca Partridge Figgins (Class of 1940), in honor of her class.
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Small white ground tea bowl with an elongated rim. Decorated with a scene of flowers, a cricket, a rooster, and a butterfly outside, with a single flower on the interior at base. Repaired crack extends from rim to foot and back in an arc. Repaired with 4 staples. 2 hairline cracks extend from rim (one from the upper most staple).

Tags:
pottery; vessels; containers

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