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  • Classification: ceramics
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    • Small pottery spoon

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    • This is a small pottery spoon probably covered with a copper-green lead-silicate glaze, much of which has chipped off. Such a glaze was common in the Han dynasty for changing color when buried in the earth. It becomes iridescent and silvery. This...
    • Zisha (purple sand) stoneware teapot

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    • Originally produced in Yixing city, in the Zhejiang province, this life-like (xiang sheng) zisha (purple sand) stoneware teapot has a brown mushroom-shaped lid, a black handle in the form of the lotus fruit that resembles a bat, an ivory white...
    • Small neckless water pot

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    • This small neckless water pot bears a globular body tapering to the bottom. Its exterior is glazed in three colors (san cai), namely green, brown and white. The glaze was dripped onto the piece starting at the mouth of the water pot. The bottom...
    • Porcelain vase

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    • This blue-and-white cylindrical vase is a well known type often referred as yi tong ping because of its beautiful straight body that implies 'the Middle Kingdom will be unified under the Qing Emperor forever.' The shape of the body implies that...
    • Ceramic vase

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    • This is a large square vase with a flaring mouth, a short neck, angular shoulders, a four-sided body and a tall, splayed footring. Overall its exterior is decorated with three registers of designs. The first register on the lower part of the neck...
    • Dan ping vase

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    • One of a pair, this rounded-belly vase is called a dan ping, or gall-bladder bottle, made by the Imperial kiln long yao. The bottle extends upwards through slanting shoulders to a tall, slender neck, ending with a straight mouth. The potters of...
    • Water coupe

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    • This oil-spot jar belongs to the jian wares made in Fujian, South of China where they are best known for this oil effect. Originated from the Fu Jian kiln of the Song Dynasty, oil spots (you di) are variously called 'oil droplets,' 'rain drops,'...
    • Large sand-red clay vase

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    • This large sand-red clay vase has a dish-shaped mouth with an outward-turning mouthrim, a waisted neck, slanting shoulders, a bulging belly tapering to the bottom and a tall concave foot. Its exterior is finely wheeled and polished. It is decorated...
    • Large black glazed jar

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    • This is a large jar with an outward-turning mouthrim, a short and straight neck, slanting shoulders, a slightly compressed globular belly and a flat base. Both the exterior and the interior are black glazed with some discoloration. The center of...
    • Small Jian-type deep brown tea bowl

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    • This is a small Jian-type tea bowl with a flaring mouthrim, a conical body and a footring. The interior of the body is in a deep brown glaze with a black 'hare's fur' (tu hao) effect on it. The exterior is almost entirely glazed in deep brown...
    • Small glassy purplish-red glazed vase

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    • This is small vase with a flaring mouth, a long and straight neck, a pear-shaped body tapering to the bottom, and a tall splayed foot. The exterior of this vase is glazed in a glassy purplish-red, with considerable discoloration on the outside...
    • Amitabha Buddha

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    • Amitabha Buddha is the Buddha of Infinite Light, one of the pentad of five transcendent Buddhas of the Mahayana and Vajrayana doctrines. "He whose splendor is immeasurable" is the Buddha of the Pure Land, the western paradise in which all mortals...
    • Japanese Powder-Blue Vase

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    • This vase would be more accurately categorized as a Japanese ceramic with Chinese motifs, probably from a Japanese souvenir dealer. It may have been an imitation of the Chinese powder blue glaze known as sprinkled blue (sa lan) or snowflake blue...

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