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Blue and white underglaze -



Old Chapel Field 18ST233
c. 1637-1660

Kraak porcelain (17th century) body sherd. Old Chapel Field, 18ST233 /129.  Kraak porcelain (17th century) body sherd. Old Chapel Field, 18ST233 /129. Kraak porcelain (17th century) body sherd. Old Chapel Field, 18ST233 /129.   Kraak porcelain (17th century) body sherd. Old Chapel Field, 18ST233 /129 - paste shot.
Example of a Kraak klapmutsen bowl from http://www.onlinegalleries.com/art-and-antiques/detail/ming-blue-and-white-porcelain-kraak-bowl-by-wanli-ming/133886.    Example ofa Kraak klapmutsen bowl from http://www.onlinegalleries.com/art-and-antiques/detail/ming-blue-and-white-porcelain-kraak-bowl-by-wanli-ming/133886 (top view).

http://www.onlinegalleries.com/art-and-antiques/detail/ming-blue-and-white-porcelain-kraak-
bowl-by-wanli-ming/133886 (above).



Early Chinese porcelain (17th century) body sherd (left) and close up of paste (right). Old Chapel Field, 18ST233 /246.Early Chinese porcelain (17th century) body sherd (left) and close up of paste (right). Old Chapel Field, 18ST233 /246.

Kraak porcelain (17th century) body sherd of large hollow vessel, probably a
klapmutsen (cross between a deep dish and a shallow rimmed bowl as seen in
example below).

 

Early Chinese porcelain (17th century)
body sherd of hollow vessel, probable bowl
(left) and close up of paste (right). Lot 246.

Saunder’s Point 18AN39
Mid-18th century plantation

hinese porcelain cup painted underglaze blue, 3.5” rim diameter from Saunder's Point 18AN39. Chinese porcelain saucer painted underglaze blue in pavilion landscape pattern.  Hex cell diaper rim on cavetto. Believed to be either Second (c. 1750-1780) or Third Period (c. 1780-1820) Pavilion Landscape pattern as discussed in Madsen and White (2011:81-85). Chinese porcelain saucer painted underglaze blue in a landscape pattern. Note the high quality painting , particularly the shading of the mountain in the center of the sherd.    The largest of the two sherds has been damaged through burning.

Chinese porcelain cup painted underglaze blue. 3.5” rim diameter.

 

 

 

Chinese porcelain saucer painted
underglaze blue in pavilion landscape
pattern.  Hex cell diaper rim on cavetto.

Believed to be either Second (c. 1750-1780)
or Third Period (c. 1780-1820) Pavilion Landscape pattern as discussed in
Madsen and White (2011:81-85).

 

Chinese porcelain saucer painted underglaze
blue in a landscape pattern. Note the high
quality painting , particularly the shading of
the mountain in the center of the sherd. The
largest of the two sherds has been damaged
through burning.



Chinese porcelain saucer painted under the glaze in blue with trellis motif along rim.  Trellis motif dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73).   Brown dressed rim. 4.5” rim diameter. Chinese porcelain shallow bowl painted under the glaze in blue with trellis motif along rim and floral motif.  Trellis motif dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73). 6” rim diameter, 1.5” vessel height. Chinese porcelain saucer painted under the glaze in blue with fish roe  (small circles with dot in center) motif along rim. Fish roe motif dates c. 1740-1770 (Madsen and White 2011:94).

Chinese porcelain saucer painted under the
glaze in blue with trellis motif along rim.
Trellis motif dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen
and White 2011:73).  Brown dressed rim.
4.5” rim diameter.

Chinese porcelain shallow bowl painted
under the glaze in blue with trellis motif along
rim and floral motif.  Trellis motif dates
c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73).
6” rim diameter; 1.5” vessel height.

Chinese porcelain saucer painted under the
glaze in blue with fish roe; (small circles with
dot in center) motif along rim.
Fish roe motif dates c. 1740-1770
(Madsen and White 2011:94).


Angelica Knoll 18CV60
c. 1680-1750

Chinese export porcelain saucer in pavilion landscape motif.  Probably first period (c. 1710-1750) as discussed in Madsen and White (2011:79).

Chinese porcelain saucer painted underglaze blue with bird central motif. Spearhead motif (c. 1722-1797) encircling cavetto.  

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Chinese export porcelain teapot stand painted under the glaze in blue with spearhead motif  (c. 1722-1797).  Reverse is unglazed.

Chinese export porcelain saucer in pavilion
landscape motif.  Probably first period
(c. 1710-1750) as discussed in Madsen
and White (2011:79).

 

Chinese porcelain saucer painted underglaze
blue with bird central motif. Spearhead motif
(c. 1722-1797) encircling cavetto.

18th-century soup plate decorated with similar
motif, from private collection on right.

Chinese export porcelain teapot stand painted
under the glaze in blue with spearhead motif
(c. 1722-1797). Reverse is unglazed.

Chinese porcelain  cup painted under the glaze in blue with spearhead motif  (c. 1722-1797). 3” rim diameter. A variety of Chinese porcelain vessels (saucers and plates) painted under the glaze in blue with trellis motif along rim.  Trellis motif dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73). Chinese porcelain bowl painted underglaze in blue with trellis motif along exterior rim.  Trellis motif common c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011).  Brown dressed rim. 6” rim diameter.

Chinese porcelain  cup painted under the glaze
in blue with spearhead motif  (c. 1722-1797).
3” rim diameter.

A variety of Chinese porcelain vessels
(saucers and plates) painted under the glaze in blue with trellis motif along rim.  Trellis motif
dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and
White 2011:73).

 

Chinese porcelain bowl painted underglaze in
blue with trellis motif along exterior rim.  Trellis motif common c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and
White 2011).  Brown dressed rim.
6” rim diameter.

Chinese porcelain saucer painted under the glaze in blue. Approximately 5.5” rim diameter.   Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted under the glaze in blue.

Chinese porcelain saucer painted
under the glaze in blue.
Approximately 5.5” rim diameter.

 

Chinese porcelain common shape cup
painted under the glaze in blue.


Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation 18PR175

Area I Well, filled c. 1720-1750 Area I Well, filled c. 1720-1750 Area I Well, filled c. 1720-1750
Chinese export porcelain saucer painted underglaze blue in pavilion landscape motif. Probably first period (c. 1710-1750) as discussed in Madsen and White (2011:79). Minimum Vessel 37 (Lot 2240). Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue with “chang” (entrails, endless knot) symbol from Kangxi period (1662-1722) as described in Mudge (1986:233). Madsen and White (2011) date use of Kangxi symbols as late as circa 1750. Minimum Vessel 33 (Lot 2344).  Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue with “chang” (entrails, endless knot) symbol from Kangxi period (1662-1722) as described in Mudge (1986:233). Madsen and White (2011) date use of Kangxi symbols as late as circa 1750. Minimum Vessel 33 (Lot 2344).(reverse
Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue with “luo” (conch shell) symbol from Kangxi period (1662-1722) as described in Mudge (1986:233). Minimum Vessel 42; Level 37 in well.  Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue with “luo” (conch shell) symbol from Kangxi period (1662-1722) as described in Mudge (1986:233). Minimum Vessel 42; Level 37 in well.

Chinese export porcelain saucer painted
underglaze blue in pavilion landscape motif.
Probably first period (c. 1710-1750) as
discussed in Madsen and White (2011:79).
Minimum Vessel 37 (Lot 2240).

Common shape cup painted underglaze in
blue with “chang” (entrails, endless knot)
symbol from Kangxi period (1662-1722) as
described in Mudge (1986:233). Madsen and
White (2011) date use of Kangxi symbols
as late as circa 1750.
Minimum Vessel 33 (Lot 2344).

 

Common shape cup painted underglaze in
blue with “luo” (conch shell) symbol from
Kangxi period (1662-1722) as described in
Mudge (1986:233). Minimum Vessel 42;
Level 37 in well.

Area I Cellar Level Y  Area I Feature 45 Posthole   Area I Well, filled c. 1720-1750 
Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue. Unidentified mark on base of cup, possible artemesia leaf. Minimum Vessel 6651 (Lot 3115). Note: Cellar filled in mid-19th century with soil removed from yard of 18th-century house during landscaping. Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue. Minimum Vessel 6651 (Lot 1848). Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted underglaze in blue with fish motif.  Brown dressed rim; 3.5” rim diameter. Lots 2335 and 2336. 

Common shape cup painted underglaze in
blue. Unidentified mark on base of cup,
possible artemesia leaf.
Minimum Vessel 6651 (Lot 3115).

Note:  Cellar filled in mid-19th century with soil removed from yard of 18th-century house during landscaping.

Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue. Minimum Vessel 6651 (Lot 1848).

Chinese porcelain common shape cup
painted underglaze in blue with fish motif. 
Brown dressed rim; 3.5” rim diameter.
Lots 2335 and 2336. 

Area I Well, filled c. 1720-1750
Chinese porcelain saucers painted underglaze in blue with trellis pattern in cavetto – dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73) and with blue and white floral reserves (c. 1700-1751). Minimum Vessel 57 (same number assigned to two distinct vessels by project archaeologists). Lots 2301, 2320, 2210.           Chinese porcelain saucers painted underglaze in blue with trellis pattern in cavetto – dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73) and with blue and white floral reserves (c. 1700-1751). Minimum Vessel 57 (same number assigned to two distinct vessels by project archaeologists). Lots 2301, 2320, 2210.

Chinese porcelain saucers painted underglaze in blue with trellis pattern in cavetto – dates c. 1690-1797
(Madsen and White 2011:73) and with blue and white floral reserves (c. 1700-1751). Minimum Vessel 57
(same number assigned to two distinct vessels by project archaeologists). Lots 2301, 2320, 2210.


Federal Reserve 18BC27

Feat. 16, Brick-lined privy - c. 1775-c. 1810 Feature 47 Privy – mid-19th century
Chinese porcelain octagonal deep plate painted underglaze in blue in Mandarin pattern. This pattern imported in large quantities to the west beginning mid-18th century. Border design of butterfly, scroll and diaper with scales pattern commonly dates  c. 1785-1800 (Madsen and White 2011:98). 6” vessel diameter. Chinese Canton porcelain painted underglaze blue syllabub cup with twisted handle.  This vessel would have originally had a lid. Probably dates to early to mid 19th century, based on twisted handle. 2.5” rim diameter, 2.25” vessel height.    Similar cup on right with lid from a private collection

Chinese porcelain octagonal deep plate
painted underglaze in blue in Mandarin
pattern. This pattern imported in large
quantities to the west beginning mid-18th
century. Border design of butterfly, scroll
and diaper with scales pattern
commonly dates  c. 1785-1800 (Madsen
and White 2011:98). 6” vessel diameter.

Chinese Canton porcelain painted underglaze blue syllabub cup with twisted handle. This
vessel would have originally had a lid. Probably dates to early to mid 19th century, based
on twisted handle. 2.5” rim diameter, 2.25” vessel height.

Similar cup on right with lid from a private collection

Also see Canton Porcelain from our Post-Colonial section of the Diagnostic Website,
included in the Less Commonly Found wares section.


H & S Bakery 18BC32
Feature 21 Wood-lined privy, filled early 19th century


Federal Site 18BC33
Feature 20 Privy (c. 1770-1800) 

Chinese porcelain bowl painted underglaze in blue. 6.5” rim diameter.  Photo on right shows vessel interior that is only glazed about 1” below rim.        Chinese porcelain bowl painted underglaze in blue. 6.5” rim diameter.  Photo on right shows vessel interior that is only glazed about 1” below rim. Saucer painted under the glaze in blue. The trellis motif along the rim was most commonly employed from c. 1715-1790 (Madsen and White 2011:73) - from 18BC33. Saucer painted under the glaze in blue. The trellis motif along the rim was most commonly employed from c. 1715-1790 (Madsen and White 2011:73) - from 18BC33.
Chinese porcelain bowl painted underglaze in blue. 6.5” rim diameter. 
Photo on right shows vessel interior that is only glazed about 1” below rim.

Saucer painted under the glaze in blue. The trellis motif along
the rim was most commonly employed from c. 1715-1790
(Madsen and White 2011:73).


Bull's Head Tavern 18B139
Feature 9 - Privy c. 1800 - 1830

Chinese porcelain plate painted underglaze blue in Fitzhugh pattern.  Rim has shaded trellis with spearheads and double dots (alternately called daggers and dots). 7.75” rim diameter, 1.25” vessel height.  Fitzhugh pattern dates between c. 1765 and 1820 and the border pattern between c. 1765 and 1820 (Madsen and White 2011).

Chinese porcelain plate painted underglaze blue in Fitzhugh pattern.  Rim has shaded trellis with spearheads and
double dots (alternately called daggers and dots). 7.75” rim diameter, 1.25” vessel height. 

Fitzhugh pattern dates between c. 1765 and 1820 and the border pattern between c. 1765 and 1820 (Madsen and White 2011).

Combination over and underglaze -


18BC33 Federal Site/Block 1370
Feature 14 Privy (filled c. 1830s with garbage from an earlier household)

Chinese hard paste porcelain mug  overglaze painted in brownish red and gold gilt. Rim diameter:  2.5”; Base diameter:  2.5”; Vessel height:  2.5” - from 18BC33.   Chinese hard paste porcelain common shape cup overglaze painted in brownish red and gold gilt. Vessel height:  2.75” ; Rim diameter:  3.5” - from 18BC33. Chinese hard paste porcelain plate overglaze painted in brownish red and gold gilt.  This feature contained a large number of vessels in this patter and also contained an armorial seal with the initials of -----. Rim diameter:  8.0” - from 18BC33.Chinese hard paste porcelain plate overglaze painted in brownish red and gold gilt.  This feature contained a large number of vessels in this patter and also contained an armorial seal with the initials of -----. Rim diameter:  8.0” - from 18BC33.

Chinese hard paste porcelain mug  overglaze
painted in brownish red and gold gilt. Rim
diameter:  2.5”; Base diameter:  2.5”;
Vessel height:  2.5”

Chinese hard paste porcelain common shape
cup overglaze painted in brownish red and
gold gilt. Vessel height:  2.75” ;
Rim diameter:  3.5”

Chinese hard paste porcelain plate overglaze
painted in brownish red and gold gilt.  This
feature contained a large number of vessels
in this patter and also contained an armorial
seal with the initials of -----.
Rim diameter:  8.0”


Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation 18PR175
Area VC – Feature 329 Burned passageway (1689-1730)

Chinese porcelain cup or bowl painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in enamels in black and other indeterminate colors. Symbols on base possibly denote Yongzheng period (1723-1735) as shown in Mudge (1986:231).               Chinese porcelain cup or bowl painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in enamels in black and other indeterminate colors. Symbols on base possibly denote Yongzheng period (1723-1735) as shown in Mudge (1986:231).          Chinese porcelain cup or bowl painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in enamels in black and other indeterminate colors. Symbols on base possibly denote Yongzheng period (1723-1735) as shown in Mudge (1986:231).

Chinese porcelain cup or bowl painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in enamels in black and other indeterminate colors.
Symbols on base possibly denote Yongzheng period (1723-1735) as shown in Mudge (1986:231).


Saunder’s Point 18AN39
Mid-18th century plantation

Chinese porcelain saucer with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown dressed rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 5.5” rim diameter.

Chinese porcelain saucer with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style. 
Brown dressed rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 5.5” rim diameter.


Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation 18PR175
Area I Well, filled c. 1720-1750

Chinese porcelain bowl with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style. Top is vessel exterior, bottom photo is vessel interior. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of seasonal floral motifs as c. 1700 to 1775 and of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760.  Minimum Vessel 58  (Lots 2213, 2317, 2332).  Chinese porcelain bowl with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style. Top is vessel exterior, bottom photo is vessel interior. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of seasonal floral motifs as c. 1700 to 1775 and of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760.  Minimum Vessel 58  (Lots 2213, 2317, 2332). Chinese porcelain bowl with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown rim. Top is vessel exterior, bottom photo is vessel interior. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of seasonal floral motifs as c. 1700 to 1775 and of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. Vessel rim diameter approximately 5 to 6”. Chinese porcelain bowl with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown rim. Top is vessel exterior, bottom photo is vessel interior. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of seasonal floral motifs as c. 1700 to 1775 and of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. Vessel rim diameter approximately 5 to 6”. Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.   Brown dressed rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 3” rim diameter, 1.75” vessel height, Minimum Vessel 61 (Lots 2337, 2338). Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.   Brown dressed rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 3” rim diameter, 1.75” vessel height, Minimum Vessel 61 (Lots 2337, 2338).

Chinese porcelain bowl with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style. Top is vessel exterior, bottom photo is vessel interior. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of seasonal floral motifs as c. 1700 to 1775 and of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760.  Minimum Vessel 58 
(Lots 2213, 2317, 2332).

Chinese porcelain bowl with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown rim. Top is vessel exterior, bottom photo is vessel interior. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of seasonal floral motifs as c. 1700 to 1775 and of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. Vessel rim diameter approximately 5 to 6”.

 

Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.   Brown dressed rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 3” rim diameter, 1.75” vessel height, Minimum
Vessel 61 (Lots 2337, 2338).

Chinese porcelain common shape bowl painted in floral motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown dressed rim. Trellis band on vessel interior rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 6” rim diameter.  Minimum Vessel 169 (Lot 2331). Chinese porcelain common shape bowl painted in floral motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown dressed rim. Trellis band on vessel interior rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 6” rim diameter.  Minimum Vessel 169 (Lot 2331). Chinese porcelain saucer painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. Top photo is vessel interior and bottom photo is vessel exterior. 5.5” rim diameter. Minimum Vessel 170 (Lots 2334, 2336).  Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.   Brown dressed rim.  Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 3” rim diameter. Minimum Vessel 169 (Lots 2329, 2336). Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.   Brown dressed rim.  Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 3” rim diameter. Minimum Vessel 169 (Lots 2329, 2336).

Chinese porcelain common shape bowl painted in floral motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown dressed rim. Trellis band on vessel interior rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760.  6” rim diameter.  Minimum Vessel 169 (Lot 2331).

Chinese porcelain saucer painted in butterfly
motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. Top photo is vessel interior
and bottom photo is vessel exterior. 5.5” rim diameter.  Minimum Vessel 170
(Lots 2334, 2336).

Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.   Brown dressed rim.  Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760.
3” rim diameter. Minimum Vessel 169
(Lots 2329, 2336).


Saunder’s Point 18AN39
Mid-18th century plantation

Chinese porcelain saucer painted overglaze with enamels in red, green and other vestigial colors.   Chinese porcelain hollow vessel (bowl?) painted overglaze with enamels in red and green floral motif.

Chinese porcelain saucer painted overglaze
with enamels in red, green and other
vestigial colors.

 

Chinese porcelain hollow vessel (bowl?)
painted overglaze with enamels in red and
green floral motif.


Federal Reserve 18BC27
Feature 26 – Privy first quarter 19th century

Chinese export porcelain tea caddy. Fugitive remnants of a polychrome  painted overglaze floral design in the famille rose enamels are visible on the front of the vessel. The arched shoulders and overhanging rim of this rectangular tea caddy are characteristic of the second half of the eighteenth century (Pinto De Matos et al. 1996). 4” vessel height.         Chinese export porcelain tea caddy. Fugitive remnants of a polychrome  painted overglaze floral design in the famille rose enamels are visible on the front of the vessel. The arched shoulders and overhanging rim of this rectangular tea caddy are characteristic of the second half of the eighteenth century (Pinto De Matos et al. 1996). 4” vessel height.

Similar 18th-century example on right from private collection. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/573646071263241361/

Chinese export porcelain tea caddy. Fugitive remnants of a polychrome  painted overglaze floral design in the famille rose enamels
are visible on the front of the vessel. The arched shoulders and overhanging rim of this rectangular tea caddy are characteristic
of the second half of the eighteenth century (Pinto De Matos et al. 1996).   4” vessel height.


Ruth Saloon 18BC79
Feature 5 - Privy, c. 1829-1837

Chinese export porcelain cup painted over the glaze in red in neoclassical rim motifs on exterior and interior.  Scalloped rim. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810. Rim diameter 3.0”.Chinese export porcelain cup painted over the glaze in red in neoclassical rim motifs on exterior and interior.  Scalloped rim. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810. Rim diameter 3.0”. Chinese porcelain saucer or small plate painted overglaze in famille rose palette and floral motif. Madsen and White (2011:106-107) place the dating of famille rose as c. 1720-1800.  Floral spray motifs in famille rose were popular from the 1740s through the 1760s. 6.25” rim diameter. Chinese export porcelain common shape cup painted over the glaze with red enamel on interior and exterior rims and floral motif in famille rose palette. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter  3.5”, Vessel height  1.75”.  Chinese export porcelain common shape cup painted over the glaze with red enamel on interior and exterior rims and floral motif in famille rose palette. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter  3.5”, Vessel height  1.75”..

Chinese export porcelain cup painted over the
glaze in red in neoclassical rim motifs on
exterior and interior.  Scalloped rim.
Neoclassical rim bands were most common
on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810.  Rim diameter 3.0”.

Chinese porcelain saucer or small plate
painted overglaze in famille rose palette and floral motif. Madsen and White (2011:106-107) place the dating of famille rose as c. 1720-1800.  Floral spray motifs in famille rose
were popular from the 1740s through
the 1760s.  6.25” rim diameter.

Chinese export porcelain common shape
cup painted over the glaze with red enamel
on interior and exterior rims and floral motif
in famille rose palette. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export
porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810
(Madsen and White 2011).
Rim diameter  3.5”, Vessel height  1.75”.

Note on the cup interior how the red overglaze enamel has turned black in one small area, due most likely to post-depositional factors.

Chinese porcelain handled cup overglaze painted in fashion called en grissaille  Madsen and White (2011:114) date this black-only painted style to c. 1728-1805 for the American market. Also called encre de chine. 2.5” rim diameter., 2.25” vessel height.  Chinese porcelain handled cup overglaze painted in fashion called en grissaille  Madsen and White (2011:114) date this black-only painted style to c. 1728-1805 for the American market. Also called encre de chine. 2.5” rim diameter., 2.25” vessel height.

Chinese export porcelain handled saucer painted over the glaze in black enamel in neoclassical pattern. Cavetto painted with husk chain motif. Neoclassical rim bands most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810.  En grissaille or encre de chine (black-only) painting dates c. 1728-1805.  Madsen and White (2011) date the husk chain to c. 1765-1810. Vessel diameter:  5.5”. Chinese export porcelain handled saucer painted over the glaze in black enamel in neoclassical pattern. Cavetto painted with husk chain motif. Neoclassical rim bands most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810.  En grissaille or encre de chine (black-only) painting dates c. 1728-1805.  Madsen and White (2011) date the husk chain to c. 1765-1810. Vessel diameter:  5.5”.
Detail of husk chain motif

Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted overglaze in red and  black enamels and possibly gold gilt. Wavy band in red enamel on cup exterior rim dated c. 1780-1790 by Madsen and White (2011:116). 3.5” rim diameter., 1.75” vessel height.

Chinese porcelain handled cup overglaze
painted in fashion called en grissaille  Madsen
and White (2011:114) date this black-only
painted style to c. 1728-1805 for the
American market. Also called encre de chine.
2.5” rim diameter., 2.25” vessel height.

Chinese export porcelain handled saucer
painted over the glaze in black enamel in
neoclassical pattern. Cavetto painted with
husk chain motif. Neoclassical rim bands most
common on Chinese export porcelain
between c. 1765 and 1810.  En grissaille
or encre de chine
(black-only) painting
dates c. 1728-1805.  Madsen and
White (2011) date the husk chain to
c. 1765-1810. Vessel diameter:  5.5”.

 

Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted overglaze in red and  black enamels and possibly gold gilt. Wavy band in red enamel on cup exterior rim dated c. 1780-1790 by Madsen and White (2011:116). 3.5” rim diameter., 1.75” vessel height.

Chinese export porcelain common shape cup painted over the glaze with red and black enamel on interior and exterior rims and floral motif on vessel exterior.  Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011).Rim diameter 3.5”, Vessel height  1.75”.Chinese export porcelain common shape cup painted over the glaze with red and black enamel on interior and exterior rims and floral motif on vessel exterior.  Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011).Rim diameter 3.5”, Vessel height  1.75”. Chinese export porcelain saucer painted over the glaze with red and black enamel on rim and floral motif in vessel center.  Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter 5.5”.  These sherds are from two different vessels.Chinese export porcelain saucer painted over the glaze with red and black enamel on rim and floral motif in vessel center.  Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter 5.5”.  These sherds are from two different vessels. Chinese export porcelain cup painted over the glaze in red and black in neoclassical rim motifs on exterior and interior.  Scalloped rim and fluted bowl. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter 3.5”.Chinese export porcelain cup painted over the glaze in red and black in neoclassical rim motifs on exterior and interior.  Scalloped rim and fluted bowl. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter 3.5”.

Chinese export porcelain common shape
cup painted over the glaze with red and black
enamel on interior and exterior rims and floral
motif on vessel exterior.  Neoclassical rim
bands were most common on Chinese export
porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen
and White 2011).Rim diameter 3.5”,
Vessel height  1.75”.

Chinese export porcelain saucer painted over
the glaze with red and black enamel on rim
and floral motif in vessel center.  Neoclassical
rim bands were most common on Chinese
export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810
(Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter 5.5”.  These sherds are from two different vessels.

Chinese export porcelain cup painted over the
glaze in red and black in neoclassical rim
motifs on exterior and interior.  Scalloped rim
and fluted bowl. Neoclassical rim bands
were most common on Chinese export
porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810
(Madsen and White 2011).
Rim diameter 3.5”.


18BC80 Camden Yards
Privy 19A01 – Late 19th-century Privy


Two Friends Site 18CH308
c. 1740-1780 Feature 32, Oval Trash Pit, c. 1760-1780

Chinese porcelain winter green cup. Overall greenish blue glaze known as Winter Green in period documents (also sometimes called celadon but this term actually refers to a porcelain similar in appearance that dates to the Sung Dynasty (960-1280 A.D.).  3” rim diameter, 1.75” vessel height. Chinese export porcelain hollow vessel (cup?) with painting over the glaze in enamel in famille verte palette. This vessel also contains an hua decoration – white floral patterns lightly carved into the vessel before firing and glazing.  An hua was commonly produced between c. 1710 and 1760.  Its combination with the famille verte palette places it production between c. 1710 and 1730 (Madsen and White 2011). Vessel 24.
Chinese porcelain winter green cup. Overall greenish blue glaze
known as Winter Green in period documents (also sometimes called
celadon but this term actually refers to a porcelain similar in
appearance that dates to the Sung Dynasty (960-1280 A.D.). 
3” rim diameter, 1.75” vessel height.

Chinese export porcelain hollow vessel (cup?) with painting over the
glaze in enamel in famille verte palette. This vessel also contains an
hua
decoration – white floral patterns lightly carved into the vessel
before firing and glazing.  An hua was commonly produced
between c. 1710 and 1760.  Its combination with the
famille verte
palette places it production between c. 1710
and 1730 (Madsen and White 2011). Vessel 24.


Angelica Knoll 18CV60
c. 1680-1750

Chinese porcelain saucer painted overglaze with enamels in red, black and other vestigial colors. Overglaze decoration will often be damaged or missing.   Chinese porcelain knob for tea caddy or some similar vessel, painted overglaze in red (rouge-de-fer, c. 1710-1739). 1.2” knob diameter.

Chinese porcelain saucer painted overglaze
with enamels in red, black and other vestigial
colors. Overglaze decoration will often be
damaged or missing.

 

Chinese porcelain knob for tea caddy or
some similar vessel, painted overglaze in
red (rouge-de-fer, c. 1710-1739).
1.2” knob diameter.


Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation 18PR175
Area I Well, filled c. 1720-1750

Chinese porcelain flat vessel painted overglaze in red enamel (probably rouge-de-fer, common c. 1710-1739) in  spearhead motif (Madsen and White 2011:113). Chinese porcelain saucer painted overglaze in black with minimal rim banded decoration typical of period c. 1765-1810 (Madsen and White 2011:116). Minimum Vessel 6578 (Lot 3095). Chinese porcelain plate painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red and gold with dogtooth pattern rim banded decoration typical of period c. 1765-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:117). Minimum Vessel  6578 (Lot 2104).

Chinese porcelain flat vessel painted
overglaze in red enamel (probably
rouge-de-fer, common c. 1710-1739) in
spearhead motif (Madsen
and White 2011:113).

Note:  Cellar filled in mid-19th century with soil removed from yard of 18th-century house during landscaping.

Chinese porcelain saucer painted overglaze
in black with minimal rim banded decoration
typical of period c. 1765-1810 (Madsen and
White 2011:116). Minimum Vessel 6578
(Lot 3095).

Note:  Cellar filled in mid-19th century with soil removed from yard of 18th-century house during landscaping.

Chinese porcelain plate painted underglaze
in blue and overglaze in red and gold with
dogtooth pattern rim banded decoration
typical of period c. 1765-1797
(Madsen and White 2011:117).
Minimum Vessel  6578 (Lot 2104).

Note:  Cellar filled in mid-19th century with soil removed from yard of 18th-century house during landscaping.

Queenstown’s Courthouse 18QU124


Ocean Hall 18ST71
Late 17th-century standing structure

Chinese porcelain Canton style jar from Queenstown Courthouse site 18QU124.  Chinese porcelain Canton style jar from Queenstown Courthouse site 18QU124.  Rose medallion overglaze molded cup or small bowl decorated with alternating cartouches of figures in court scenes and fruit and flowers in polychrome enamels and gilt.  Typical of c. 1860-1910 period.     Rose medallion overglaze molded cup or small bowl decorated with alternating cartouches of figures in court scenes and fruit and flowers in polychrome enamels and gilt.  Typical of c. 1860-1910 period.  Rose medallion overglaze molded cup or small bowl decorated with alternating cartouches of figures in court scenes and fruit and flowers in polychrome enamels and gilt.  Typical of c. 1860-1910 period.  Rose medallion overglaze molded cup or small bowl decorated with alternating cartouches of figures in court scenes and fruit and flowers in polychrome enamels and gilt.  Typical of c. 1860-1910 period.
Chinese porcelain Canton style jar. 

Rose medallion overglaze molded cup or small bowl decorated
with alternating cartouches of figures in court scenes and fruit and
flowers in polychrome enamels and gilt.  Typical of
c. 1860-1910 period.    5” rim diameter, 2” vessel height.


Private Collection

Chinese rice grain porcelain spoon. Painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red.   Body of spoon was pierced with the rice grain (Linglung) pattern, which then filled with the glaze when fired.  Cross section of paste shows the greenish glaze filling the piercings.  Although first used much earlier, this type of decoration was revived in the mid-19th century (Nilsson 2016a) and pieces found archaeologically in North America almost certainly date to this period or later.      Chinese rice grain porcelain spoon. Painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red.   Body of spoon was pierced with the rice grain (Linglung) pattern, which then filled with the glaze when fired.  Cross section of paste shows the greenish glaze filling the piercings.  Although first used much earlier, this type of decoration was revived in the mid-19th century (Nilsson 2016a) and pieces found archaeologically in North America almost certainly date to this period or later.      Chinese rice grain porcelain spoon. Painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red.   Body of spoon was pierced with the rice grain (Linglung) pattern, which then filled with the glaze when fired.  Cross section of paste shows the greenish glaze filling the piercings.  Although first used much earlier, this type of decoration was revived in the mid-19th century (Nilsson 2016a) and pieces found archaeologically in North America almost certainly date to this period or later.

Chinese rice grain porcelain spoon. Painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red.   Body of spoon was pierced with the rice grain
(Linglung) pattern, which then filled with the glaze when fired.  Cross section of paste shows the greenish glaze filling the piercings. 
Although first used much earlier, this type of decoration was revived in the mid-19th century (Nilsson 2016a) and pieces found
archaeologically in North America almost certainly date to this period or later.

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Chinese export porcelain tea caddy from Federal Reserve, 18BC27. Mandarin pattern on Chinese export porcelain plate from Federal Reserve, 18BC27, Feature 16, Brick-lined privy. Overglaze painted porcelain handled cup from Ruth Saloon, 18BC79, Feature 5 - Privy, c. 1829-1837. Overglaze painted porcelain handled cup from Ruth Saloon, 18BC79, Feature 5 - Privy, c. 1829-1837. Chinese porcelain plate from Bull's Head Tavern, 18BC139, Feature 9 - Privy. Kraak porcelain (17th century) body sherd. Old Chapel Field, 18ST233 /129. Example of a Kraak klapmutsen bowl from http://www.onlinegalleries.com/art-and-antiques/detail/ming-blue-and-white-porcelain-kraak-bowl-by-wanli-ming/133886.   Example of a Kraak klapmutsen bowl from http://www.onlinegalleries.com/art-and-antiques/detail/ming-blue-and-white-porcelain-kraak-bowl-by-wanli-ming/133886. Early Chinese porcelain (17th century) body sherd (left) and close up of paste (right). Old Chapel Field, 18ST233 /246. Early Chinese porcelain (17th century) body sherd (left) and close up of paste (right). Old Chapel Field, 18ST233 /246. hinese porcelain cup painted underglaze blue, 3.5” rim diameter from Saunder's Point 18AN39. Chinese porcelain saucer painted underglaze blue in pavilion landscape pattern.  Hex cell diaper rim on cavetto. Believed to be either Second (c. 1750-1780) or Third Period (c. 1780-1820) Pavilion Landscape pattern as discussed in Madsen and White (2011:81-85). Chinese porcelain saucer painted underglaze blue in a landscape pattern. Note the high quality painting , particularly the shading of the mountain in the center of the sherd.    The largest of the two sherds has been damaged through burning. Chinese porcelain saucer painted under the glaze in blue with trellis motif along rim.  Trellis motif dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73).   Brown dressed rim. 4.5” rim diameter. Chinese porcelain shallow bowl painted under the glaze in blue with trellis motif along rim and floral motif.  Trellis motif dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73). 6” rim diameter, 1.5” vessel height. Chinese porcelain saucer painted under the glaze in blue with fish roe  (small circles with dot in center) motif along rim. Fish roe motif dates c. 1740-1770 (Madsen and White 2011:94). Chinese export porcelain saucer in pavilion landscape motif.  Probably first period (c. 1710-1750) as discussed in Madsen and White (2011:79). Chinese porcelain saucer painted underglaze blue with bird central motif. Spearhead motif (c. 1722-1797) encircling cavetto. Chinese porcelain saucer painted underglaze blue with bird central motif. Spearhead motif (c. 1722-1797) encircling cavetto. Chinese export porcelain teapot stand painted under the glaze in blue with spearhead motif  (c. 1722-1797).  Reverse is unglazed. Chinese porcelain  cup painted under the glaze in blue with spearhead motif  (c. 1722-1797). 3” rim diameter. A variety of Chinese porcelain vessels (saucers and plates) painted under the glaze in blue with trellis motif along rim.  Trellis motif dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73). Chinese porcelain bowl painted underglaze in blue with trellis motif along exterior rim.  Trellis motif common c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011).  Brown dressed rim. 6” rim diameter. Chinese porcelain saucer painted under the glaze in blue. Approximately 5.5” rim diameter. Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted under the glaze in blue. Chinese export porcelain saucer painted underglaze blue in pavilion landscape motif. Probably first period (c. 1710-1750) as discussed in Madsen and White (2011:79). Minimum Vessel 37 (Lot 2240). Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue with “chang” (entrails, endless knot) symbol from Kangxi period (1662-1722) as described in Mudge (1986:233). Madsen and White (2011) date use of Kangxi symbols as late as circa 1750. Minimum Vessel 33 (Lot 2344). Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue with “chang” (entrails, endless knot) symbol from Kangxi period (1662-1722) as described in Mudge (1986:233). Madsen and White (2011) date use of Kangxi symbols as late as circa 1750. Minimum Vessel 33 (Lot 2344).(reverse Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue with “luo” (conch shell) symbol from Kangxi period (1662-1722) as described in Mudge (1986:233). Minimum Vessel 42; Level 37 in well. Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue with “luo” (conch shell) symbol from Kangxi period (1662-1722) as described in Mudge (1986:233). Minimum Vessel 42; Level 37 in well. Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue. Unidentified mark on base of cup, possible artemesia leaf. Minimum Vessel 6651 (Lot 3115). Note: Cellar filled in mid-19th century with soil removed from yard of 18th-century house during landscaping. Common shape cup painted underglaze in blue. Minimum Vessel 6651 (Lot 1848). Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted underglaze in blue with fish motif.  Brown dressed rim; 3.5” rim diameter. Lots 2335 and 2336.  Chinese porcelain saucers painted underglaze in blue with trellis pattern in cavetto – dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73) and with blue and white floral reserves (c. 1700-1751). Minimum Vessel 57 (same number assigned to two distinct vessels by project archaeologists). Lots 2301, 2320, 2210. Chinese porcelain saucers painted underglaze in blue with trellis pattern in cavetto – dates c. 1690-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:73) and with blue and white floral reserves (c. 1700-1751). Minimum Vessel 57 (same number assigned to two distinct vessels by project archaeologists). Lots 2301, 2320, 2210. Chinese porcelain octagonal deep plate painted underglaze in blue in Mandarin pattern. This pattern imported in large quantities to the west beginning mid-18th century. Border design of butterfly, scroll and diaper with scales pattern commonly dates  c. 1785-1800 (Madsen and White 2011:98). 6” vessel diameter. Similar cup on right with lid from a private collection. Chinese porcelain bowl painted underglaze in blue. 6.5” rim diameter.  Photo on right shows vessel interior that is only glazed about 1” below rim. Chinese porcelain bowl painted underglaze in blue. 6.5” rim diameter.  Photo on right shows vessel interior that is only glazed about 1” below rim. Chinese porcelain plate painted underglaze blue in Fitzhugh pattern.  Rim has shaded trellis with spearheads and double dots (alternately called daggers and dots). 7.75” rim diameter, 1.25” vessel height.  Fitzhugh pattern dates between c. 1765 and 1820 and the border pattern between c. 1765 and 1820 (Madsen and White 2011). Chinese porcelain cup or bowl painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in enamels in black and other indeterminate colors. Symbols on base possibly denote Yongzheng period (1723-1735) as shown in Mudge (1986:231). Chinese porcelain cup or bowl painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in enamels in black and other indeterminate colors. Symbols on base possibly denote Yongzheng period (1723-1735) as shown in Mudge (1986:231). Chinese porcelain cup or bowl painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in enamels in black and other indeterminate colors. Symbols on base possibly denote Yongzheng period (1723-1735) as shown in Mudge (1986:231). Chinese porcelain saucer with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown dressed rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 5.5” rim diameter. Chinese porcelain bowl with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style. Top is vessel exterior, bottom photo is vessel interior. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of seasonal floral motifs as c. 1700 to 1775 and of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760.  Minimum Vessel 58  (Lots 2213, 2317, 2332). Chinese porcelain bowl with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style. Top is vessel exterior, bottom photo is vessel interior. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of seasonal floral motifs as c. 1700 to 1775 and of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760.  Minimum Vessel 58  (Lots 2213, 2317, 2332). Chinese porcelain bowl with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown rim. Top is vessel exterior, bottom photo is vessel interior. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of seasonal floral motifs as c. 1700 to 1775 and of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. Vessel rim diameter approximately 5 to 6”. Chinese porcelain bowl with floral motif painted underglaze in blue and painted overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown rim. Top is vessel exterior, bottom photo is vessel interior. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of seasonal floral motifs as c. 1700 to 1775 and of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. Vessel rim diameter approximately 5 to 6”. Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.   Brown dressed rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 3” rim diameter, 1.75” vessel height, Minimum Vessel 61 (Lots 2337, 2338). Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.   Brown dressed rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 3” rim diameter, 1.75” vessel height, Minimum Vessel 61 (Lots 2337, 2338). Chinese porcelain common shape bowl painted in floral motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown dressed rim. Trellis band on vessel interior rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 6” rim diameter.  Minimum Vessel 169 (Lot 2331). Chinese porcelain common shape bowl painted in floral motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Brown dressed rim. Trellis band on vessel interior rim. Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 6” rim diameter.  Minimum Vessel 169 (Lot 2331). Chinese porcelain saucer painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. Top photo is vessel interior and bottom photo is vessel exterior. 5.5” rim diameter. Minimum Vessel 170 (Lots 2334, 2336). Chinese porcelain saucer painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.  Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. Top photo is vessel interior and bottom photo is vessel exterior. 5.5” rim diameter. Minimum Vessel 170 (Lots 2334, 2336). Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.   Brown dressed rim.  Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 3” rim diameter. Minimum Vessel 169 (Lots 2329, 2336). Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted in butterfly motif underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold gilt in Imari style.   Brown dressed rim.  Madsen and White (2011) place the dating of the Imari style as c. 1700-1760. 3” rim diameter. Minimum Vessel 169 (Lots 2329, 2336). Chinese porcelain saucer painted overglaze with enamels in red, green and other vestigial colors. Chinese porcelain hollow vessel (bowl?) painted overglaze with enamels in red and green floral motif. Chinese export porcelain tea caddy. Fugitive remnants of a polychrome  painted overglaze floral design in the famille rose enamels are visible on the front of the vessel. The arched shoulders and overhanging rim of this rectangular tea caddy are characteristic of the second half of the eighteenth century (Pinto De Matos et al. 1996). 4” vessel height. Chinese export porcelain tea caddy. Fugitive remnants of a polychrome  painted overglaze floral design in the famille rose enamels are visible on the front of the vessel. The arched shoulders and overhanging rim of this rectangular tea caddy are characteristic of the second half of the eighteenth century (Pinto De Matos et al. 1996). 4” vessel height. Chinese porcelain winter green cup. Overall greenish blue glaze known as Winter Green in period documents (also sometimes called celadon but this term actually refers to a porcelain similar in appearance that dates to the Sung Dynasty (960-1280 A.D.).  3” rim diameter, 1.75” vessel height. Chinese export porcelain hollow vessel (cup?) with painting over the glaze in enamel in famille verte palette. This vessel also contains an hua decoration – white floral patterns lightly carved into the vessel before firing and glazing.  An hua was commonly produced between c. 1710 and 1760.  Its combination with the famille verte palette places it production between c. 1710 and 1730 (Madsen and White 2011). Vessel 24. Chinese porcelain saucer painted overglaze with enamels in red, black and other vestigial colors. Overglaze decoration will often be damaged or missing. Chinese porcelain knob for tea caddy or some similar vessel, painted overglaze in red (rouge-de-fer, c. 1710-1739). 1.2” knob diameter. Chinese porcelain saucer painted overglaze in black with minimal rim banded decoration typical of period c. 1765-1810 (Madsen and White 2011:116). Minimum Vessel 6578 (Lot 3095). Chinese porcelain plate painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red and gold with dogtooth pattern rim banded decoration typical of period c. 1765-1797 (Madsen and White 2011:117). Minimum Vessel  6578 (Lot 2104). Chinese porcelain flat vessel painted overglaze in red enamel (probably rouge-de-fer, common c. 1710-1739) in  spearhead motif (Madsen and White 2011:113). Chinese rice grain porcelain spoon. Painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red.   Body of spoon was pierced with the rice grain (Linglung) pattern, which then filled with the glaze when fired.  Cross section of paste shows the greenish glaze filling the piercings.  Although first used much earlier, this type of decoration was revived in the mid-19th century (Nilsson 2016a) and pieces found archaeologically in North America almost certainly date to this period or later. Chinese rice grain porcelain spoon. Painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red.   Body of spoon was pierced with the rice grain (Linglung) pattern, which then filled with the glaze when fired.  Cross section of paste shows the greenish glaze filling the piercings.  Although first used much earlier, this type of decoration was revived in the mid-19th century (Nilsson 2016a) and pieces found archaeologically in North America almost certainly date to this period or later. Chinese rice grain porcelain spoon. Painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red.   Body of spoon was pierced with the rice grain (Linglung) pattern, which then filled with the glaze when fired.  Cross section of paste shows the greenish glaze filling the piercings.  Although first used much earlier, this type of decoration was revived in the mid-19th century (Nilsson 2016a) and pieces found archaeologically in North America almost certainly date to this period or later. Chinese export porcelain cup painted over the glaze in red in neoclassical rim motifs on exterior and interior.  Scalloped rim. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810. Rim diameter 3.0”. Chinese export porcelain cup painted over the glaze in red in neoclassical rim motifs on exterior and interior.  Scalloped rim. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810. Rim diameter 3.0”. Chinese porcelain saucer or small plate painted overglaze in famille rose palette and floral motif. Madsen and White (2011:106-107) place the dating of famille rose as c. 1720-1800.  Floral spray motifs in famille rose were popular from the 1740s through the 1760s. 6.25” rim diameter. Chinese export porcelain common shape cup painted over the glaze with red enamel on interior and exterior rims and floral motif in famille rose palette. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter  3.5”, Vessel height  1.75”. Chinese export porcelain common shape cup painted over the glaze with red enamel on interior and exterior rims and floral motif in famille rose palette. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter  3.5”, Vessel height  1.75”. Chinese porcelain handled cup overglaze painted in fashion called en grissaille  Madsen and White (2011:114) date this black-only painted style to c. 1728-1805 for the American market. Also called encre de chine. 2.5” rim diameter., 2.25” vessel height. Chinese porcelain handled cup overglaze painted in fashion called en grissaille  Madsen and White (2011:114) date this black-only painted style to c. 1728-1805 for the American market. Also called encre de chine. 2.5” rim diameter., 2.25” vessel height. Chinese export porcelain handled saucer painted over the glaze in black enamel in neoclassical pattern. Cavetto painted with husk chain motif. Neoclassical rim bands most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810.  En grissaille or encre de chine (black-only) painting dates c. 1728-1805.  Madsen and White (2011) date the husk chain to c. 1765-1810. Vessel diameter:  5.5”. Chinese export porcelain handled saucer painted over the glaze in black enamel in neoclassical pattern. Cavetto painted with husk chain motif. Neoclassical rim bands most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810.  En grissaille or encre de chine (black-only) painting dates c. 1728-1805.  Madsen and White (2011) date the husk chain to c. 1765-1810. Vessel diameter:  5.5”. Chinese porcelain common shape cup painted overglaze in red and  black enamels and possibly gold gilt. Wavy band in red enamel on cup exterior rim dated c. 1780-1790 by Madsen and White (2011:116). 3.5” rim diameter., 1.75” vessel height. Chinese export porcelain common shape cup painted over the glaze with red and black enamel on interior and exterior rims and floral motif on vessel exterior.  Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011).Rim diameter 3.5”, Vessel height  1.75”. Chinese export porcelain common shape cup painted over the glaze with red and black enamel on interior and exterior rims and floral motif on vessel exterior.  Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011).Rim diameter 3.5”, Vessel height  1.75”. Chinese export porcelain saucer painted over the glaze with red and black enamel on rim and floral motif in vessel center.  Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter 5.5”.  These sherds are from two different vessels. Chinese export porcelain saucer painted over the glaze with red and black enamel on rim and floral motif in vessel center.  Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter 5.5”.  These sherds are from two different vessels. Chinese export porcelain cup painted over the glaze in red and black in neoclassical rim motifs on exterior and interior.  Scalloped rim and fluted bowl. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter 3.5”. Chinese export porcelain cup painted over the glaze in red and black in neoclassical rim motifs on exterior and interior.  Scalloped rim and fluted bowl. Neoclassical rim bands were most common on Chinese export porcelain between c. 1765 and 1810 (Madsen and White 2011). Rim diameter 3.5”.