Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1960.0113.0001 - Plate

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1960.0113.0001

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width 16.9 cm; height 2.8 cm

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A Chinese plate. The object is a glazed piece of porcelain, hand turned, with a n all over green tone underglaze. Multi -coloured enamel brush work applied over the glaze decorates the face of the pla te. The brushwork depicts the "Four Sea sons" apttern. A potter's mark appears on the under side of the plate. The mar k is in red brush, and ite looks to be r epresentative of the "Endless Knot" symb ol for longevity. Noticable chip in rim , several hariline fractures. PH1 2006, Ph2 2007

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broken - 2 pieces. Assessed and treated by conservator, December 1986, condition at that time was near perfect - see artifact file for details.

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