Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1961.0117.0005.A - Teacup

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Teacup

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1961.0117.0005.A

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width 7.4 cm; height 4.2 cm; ceramic

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A Chinese teacup. The object is a glazed piece of porcelain, hand turned, with a green toned underglaze applied to the exterior and a lighter geen blue to ned underglaze applied to the exterior. The interior tone also ci8rcles itself about the lip of the rim. This piece ma uy be referred to as "Celadon" ware. An underglaze potter's mark appears on the underside of the bowl in blue brush but is not recognizable due to blotching. With only one minor hairline fracture on the rim along with a chip fr4acture als o on the rim. The interior bottom of th e cup isrippled with a series of needle sizedpricks in the glaze. As well, the base ring on the underside of the cup has a red enamel substance stuck to it. The red is similar to what might be found from the surface of an alter table.

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Assessed and treated by conservator, May 13, see artifact file for details.

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