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Porcelain dish fragments

This dish was made in China around 1590-1620 and is decorated with a ‘bird on the rocks’ scene. It was discovered by archaeologists in a rubbish pit in Exeter dating...

Porcelain figure

This sculpture depicts Shou Lao, who is one of the Three Star Gods of Daoism. He is typically portrayed with large domed head, lobed ears and a long beard. With...

Saucer

Kutani porcelain (Akae style) sake cup with a stem....

Tiger cowrie shell

This shell belongs to a marine mollusc, or sea snail. Their attractive shells are prized by collectors for their porcelain-like texture....

Chinese porcelain dish

This fragment is one of the finest examples of Elizabethan porcelain excavated in Britain, and was discovered in Exeter. It dates from the late Ming dynasty and shows two prancing...

Bowl

A Ch’ingbai-type ‘bluish-white’ vessel. These wares are recognisable for their thin unmixed porcelain body and pale blue glazes over incised or impressed decoration. From the 12th century, kaolin was added...

Tin-glazed earthenware dish

This decoration on this dish imitates Chinese porcelain, which was a more expensive type of pottery than tin-glazed earthenware. The dish was discovered during excavations in Exeter....

Golden cowrie shell

This shell belongs to a marine mollusc, or sea snail. Their attractive shells are prized by collectors for their porcelain-like texture....

Teapot

A note inside the teapot states that this teapot was made in China but then sent to Siam (now Thailand) to be mounted in brass. Chinese porcelain was a popular...

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