tea bowl (bowl (food service)); tea bowl lid

Porcelain tea bowl with a straight ring foot and hand painted enamel decoration over clear glaze. The rim is slightly chipped. The outside of the bowl is decorated with a female figure looking out from her study room. The scene is similar to those illustrated in woodblock printed books that served as models for designs for ceramics or other works of art from the late Ming to Qing dynasties. Inscriptions in black enamel are painted on the other side, with a poem, date, place and the artist’s name. A red seal of the workshop refers to the name of the manufacturer. Porcelain lid with a straight ring top and hand painted enamel decoration over clear glaze. The rim is slightly chipped. The outside of the lid is decorated with a female figure reading in her study on one side and with black inscriptions on the other side. A red seal of the workshop name, “潘鼎康造, pān dǐng kāng zào”, is printed in the ring foot.

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