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09/11 17:30 EDT

Chinese Bowl with Staple Repair –late Qing
September 2013 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This is a country folk pottery octagonal bowl with a hairline that has been repaired by staples. Rivets on porcelain (or metal clamp repair as it was once known) has its origins in China. Staples were a common — and obvious — means of repairing damaged ceramics in the 19th century. The octagonal bowl has a glossy light turquoise glaze in the interior. The decorative interest is on the sides...
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