Cup - Tea or Rice Wine

Production date
Late 19th Century
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Small tea or rice wine cup. Small but deep foot attached to a rounded base and flared body. Porcelain body with green celadon glaze. Cobolt blue makers mark painted (?) underglaze on base.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Historical archaeology Overseas Chinese
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Historical archaeology Late 19th century
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Historical archaeology Domestic
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food & Drink Consumption Crockery cup
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Measurements
Weight 47g
Media/Materials description
Celadon, porcelain
Signature/Marks
[makers mark]
History and use
This small cup was manufactured in China in the mid-late 19th century and was recovered from archaeological excavations at the Cairns Chinatown in the early 2000s. Used for drinking rice wine, or perhaps tea, this porcelain vessel is decorated with green celadon glaze which was highly popular through the 19th and into the 20th century. This type and style of vessel is common at overseas Chinese sites.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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S904.342

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