Early (18thC?) Chinese Rice Bowl

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Post by Alex J July 7th 2020, 7:12 pm

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Nice Chinese bowl ..Seems to have a good age to this ... Guess its just makers mark as can not match up..

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Post by NaomiM July 7th 2020, 8:45 pm

Looks 18thC. The mark is likely to be the potter’s equivalent of an initial, so he could retrieve his pots from the communal kiln after firing

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Post by Alex J July 7th 2020, 9:02 pm

Thanks Naomim 
I never knew that they would use communal Kilns very interesting  :) 

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Post by NaomiM July 7th 2020, 9:24 pm

Wood firing can take 5-10 days, depending on the size of the kiln, and has to be fed constantly. And the pots were handmade on an industrial scale in Jingdezhen.
In Japan they have several ‘rooms’ in a stepped kiln, built up a hillside. Because of the effort involved, it may only be fired a couple of times a year. The pooled expertise meant that even inexperienced potters could be assured of a successful firing.

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Post by Alex J July 7th 2020, 10:30 pm

NaomiM wrote:Wood firing can take 5-10 days, depending on the size of the kiln, and has to be fed constantly. And the pots were handmade on an industrial scale in Jingdezhen.
In Japan they have several ‘rooms’ in a stepped kiln, built up a hillside. Because of the effort involved, it may only be fired a couple of times a year. The pooled expertise meant that even inexperienced potters could be assured of a successful firing.
Thank you 
Chinese porcelain is a minefield but i am constantly learning new things all the time.. 

Thank you again Naomim   
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