Tea bowl

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Porcelain tea bowl. Nankin. Intact, powder blue glaze outside with a floral overglaze painted decoration in the well, with traces of gilt enrichment. White glaze in the well of the bowl.
Measurements
Ht to rim 56, Dia 101, Th 1
Media/Materials description
Ceramic
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This Nankin porcelain tea bowl was found intact. Powder blue glaze outside with a floral overglaze painted decoration in the well, with traces of gilt enrichment. White glaze in the well of the bowl.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA4856

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