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Boeren Ming

by Anton
(Tilburg, Netherlands)

Hai Peter,

How old is this plate/bowl. I've seen similar plates advertised as 17th. century "Boeren Ming", farmers ming.

26cm diameter.

Rgds Anton.

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ring for stacking
by: Shelley Kong

Could you tell us during what dynasties was this stacking ring method used,thus enabling us to identify the bowl? Also, was this method used mainly in private kilns producing porcelain for common folks?
Yes, it is more common in bowls and plates for the common people. Do not know exactly how long this method was used, but certainly from the Ming dynasty until far into the Qing dynasty. Some southern kilns might have used it unti the late Qing dynast.

unglazed ring
by: peter

Not exactly, although you are right that it has to do with stacking..You seem to think it is the result of stacking, but it is the opposite, it was made that way specifically for stacking.
The glaze is first applied to the whole interior, but then a ring shape is wiped off with a wet cloth.

This prevents sticking. If the glaze were not removed the items would be fused together during firing. Mostly they would be broken during separation. Unglazed parts don't stick together.

by: Shelley

The ring inside the bowl was caused by the way it was stacked in the kiln, is that right?

by: peter

I had such a bowl and it never was quite clear when it was made. Ming? Perhaps...could as well be early Qing dynasty. I suspect that this was made for a long time, covering several reigns.
This is an item made for the common folks, possibly by a southern kiln.

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