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0539 Innermost Asia : vol.1
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T. xu. g. 02-4. Three frs. of base of porcelain bowl (joining). Ring-base. Hard pale grey body, covered each side with celadon (?) glaze of soft greyish-green, now dulled by fine erosion or atmospheric action. Bottom within ring-base only partially glazed. o2 and 04 show signs at edge of blue decoration under glaze. Gr. M. (joined) 3i", diam. of base 2i", average thickness ". Pl. XLVIII.

T. xu. g. 05-6. Two frs. of porcelain bowls, with ring-foot, and under glaze decoration in dark blue. Same ware and ornamentation as T. xLIII. 1, 09 (q. v.). 05 shows part of bottom and foot, o6 lower part of side of different bowl. 05. H. IA", length 2}", thickness of wall /".

T. ru. g. 07-21. Fifteen frs. of porcelain, prob. from different bowl. Hard white body, covered each side with pale bluish-white glaze, and decorated with leaves and flowers in dark blue under the glaze. Same ware and type of ornament as Ser. iv. Pl. IV, T. xi. oôi, &c.

09 shows fr. of ring-foot, 07 of plain slightly everted rim. 07 and 014 show each small rivet-hole, not pierced through. 011-13, 016, and 020 are of clearer colouring than the others and perhaps belong to different bowl. The last shows claw of a dragon or bird. Gr. M. II", average thickness }".

T. xLI. g. 022-3. Two frs. of pottery ; grey, well washed, mat-marked on outside. Hard but worn. Gr. M. 2r", thickness I".

T. xLI. g. 024-5. Two frs. of glazed pottery. Hard coarse body, grey, ill washed ; spongy glaze each side of brownish black, somewhat perished. Gr. M. 2r", thickness r.

T. xLi. g. 026. Fr. of pottery ; grey, eroded. Perhaps belonging to T. XLI. g. 022-3. Gr. M. 1e", thickness -g".

T. xLI. g. 027. Fr. of base of stoneware vessel. Ringfoot. Hard pinkish-buff, unglazed. H. a", gr. length 21", average thickness i".

T. xLI. g. 028-35. Four frs. of glazed pottery jar or vase, with handle. Body of buff clay, retaining a good deal of grit ; glaze each side, slightly frizzled, streaky brown and black intermingling. 029 and 030 (joining) show shoulder turning' very slightly in before short wide neck, and plain short rim turned out at angle of about 45°. Upper surface of rim unglazed. 031 shows shoulder, with base of straight handle, corrugated vertically on outside. 028, fr. from turn of handle (?) at top. For fr. of similar vase, see T. XLIII. 1. 015. Gr. M. 2i", thickness ('. Pl.


T. xu. g. 032. Small bronze ring ; elliptical, ends only roughly joined.. Gr. diam. A", thickness of wire i18".

T. xLI. g. 083. Remains of iron hook ; oblong in section, much corroded. Length I", width i",


T. xLi. i. 01. Fr. of porcelain ; lower part of bowl, white, thinner and more finely modelled than T. XLI. i. 02, coated with pale green glaze. Ring-foot is +i" deep and thin with finely rounded edge. Portion of body rising from foot has 6 rivet-holes, not pierced through.

On bottom, outside, within a double circle Chinese characters enclosed in square. Inside, painted pattern in dark blue, of fine lines with bold washes of colour over. One small trace of pattern outside. Type similar to T. XLIII. 1. oro. Aver. thickness c. }". 3" x 2}". Pl. XLVIII.

T. xu. i. 02. Fr. of porcelain ; lower part of bowl, exactly similar to T. XLIII. 1. 09. 3i" x 2". Pl. XLVIII.

T. xu. i. 03. Stick. Natural curved branch roughly thinned, leaving thick-knotted end: A drumstick or ` knobkerry ' ; prob. apple wood. ISi" x /": Thick end 2i" x II". Pl. XLVI.

T. xLI. i. 04. Wooden spatula, roughly cut. 6}" x }".

T. XLI. f. 05. Wooden slip, broken at one end ; surface partly chiselled away on one side. 6i" x" x }" (full).


T. xLI. f. o6. Part of wooden trap. Irreg. ring of twisted-grass in which are bound pointed strips of w'bod on the inner side, their points converging to centre. Prob. from trap for game ; as Ser. ii. p. 782 ; iv. Pl. LIV, T. xv. a. i. 009. [Regarding use of trap, cf. note of Mr. H. Balfour in Add. & Corr. Diam. c. 6". Pl. XLVI.

T. xLI. i. 08. Fr. of wooden mat or ' chick ' ; woven like cloth, the warp of string, and the weft of even, round twigs used double. Twigs were prob. soaked in water for weaving, as although now very hard, they bend to the string warp which has left a sharp impression on them. String extremely strong. Cf. T. XLIII. j. 04. 2I" x 3I".

T. xLI. i. 09. Fr. of strong canvas. Io" x 7+".

T. xLI. i. o10. Fr. 0f pottery ; from bottom of flat-bottomed vessel with portion of outward-sloping side. Red discoloured to grey in parts ; unglazed. Part of large hole in centre and two others r. and 1. nearer to side, clean cut before firing. Part of small hole near one edge. 4i" x 5}"xA".


T. xu. jj. oi. Fr. of pottery ; from side of common

  • red vessel. Eroded surface, ribbed horizontally. 2i" x I1 xf .

T. xLI. k. oI. Fr. of pottery ; mouth and part of shoulder of dark-grey unglazed jar. Rim prismatic in section, one

H-STATIONS T. XLI. jj, -x, L, N

edge up, one presented outward. Sharp inward dip to short neck and abrupt outward-spreading shoulder, from which body inclines sharply down and slightly outward. Well-washed clay. Diam. of mouth 2}"; diam. of shoulder C. 4i". Pl. XLVIII.