422 FROM SU-CHOU TO THE LIMES OF MAO-MEI [Chap. XII
T. xLI. 1. 01. Bronze stud, with two pointed pins at back for fastening to cloth or other soft material, bent over. Design : palmette ; two leaves R. and L. with rosette between enclosed by pointed arched raised edge. A flat knob in each spandril. Well made. j" x
T. XLI. 1.02. Iron rod, of flattened square section ; curved. 2f"x&"x.".
T. xu. n. oi. Iron arrowhead ; hollow-sided, three
blades. Corroded and thickly encrusted with oxidization. I" X ".
T. xLI. n. 02. Bronze disc, with raised rib at back. Roughly made. i" x if" x
T. xu. n. 03. Fr. of lead wire ; twisted. r" x f".
T. xLI. n. 04. Bronze nozzle. Hollow tube-shaped like mouth-piece of blowpipe. ir x
OBJECTS FOUND AT WATCH-
T. xLI. o. or-4. Frs. of bottom of four porcelain bowls. Same type of ware and decoration as T. xun. 1. 09 (q. v.) and Ser. iv. Pl. IV, T. xx. oor. White body, except 03 (light grey). Ring-foot to all, and bottom glazed inside ring.
oz. Om. double blue ring under bottom, within ring, and Chin. char. Glaze almost white. 02. Om. on bottom, within ring, as oi, but different char. On outside, round top of base-ring double blùe line ; above, trace of floral orn. Three rivet-holes, not pierced through. In centre of bottom, inside, plant with berries or buds, within wide double circle. 03. Pattern identical with that of T. XLIII. 1. 09. &ç. ; to it prob. belongs T. xu. o. 05-6. 04. Thinner and finer ware than any of the preceding. Outside, within ring foot, double blue line and fr. of Chin. char. ; at spring of wall, double blue circle ; at centre (inside), flower spray and trace of blue circle at edge. On wall, outside, five small rivet-holes not pierced through.
Gr. fr. (02), h. i ", diam. of ring-foot 2f", thickness of wall f", Gr. M. 31". Pl. XLVIII.
T. xLI. o. 05-6. Two frs. of porcelain, with bluish. white glaze, and under-glaze decoration in blue. Prob. part
STATIONS T. XLI. o, T. XLI. R
of T. XLI. o. 03 ; 05 being from lower part of wall from just above ring foot, and showing continuation of same design as on 03, while o6 (from wall) is of exactly same ware and tint, and shows flower of same type. Gr. M. 2", thickness of all f". Pl. XLVIII.
T. xu. o. 07. Fr. of porcelain, same ware as the preceding. Shows outside, bands and leaves (?) in blue ; and inside, double blue ring and leaves. Gr. M. 2", thickness }".
T. xLI. o. 08. Fr. of porcelain ; body pure white and of fine texture ; glaze thin, even, very bright, without crackle and of pale starch blue. Design, arabesque scrolls in fine blue lines, on outside only. Gr. M. i}", thickness }".
T. xLI. o. 09. Fr. of glazed stoneware, from strongly convex shoulder or wall of vessel. Body hard greyish-buff ; glaze each side, fine brown-black. Gr. M. 2f", thickness ".
T. xu. o. oio.. Fr. of stoneware ; flat, from base of vessel. Buff, with five spots of frizzled brown glaze upon one side. Gr. M. i 1", thickness to". Pl. XLVIII.
T. xLI. r. o2. Fr. of bronze plate ; curved. Plain. i"
OBJECTS FOUND AT WATCH-TOWER T. XLII. E
T. xLU. e. oi. Fr. of porcelain ; part of wall and slightly out-turned rim of bowl, of pattern identical with T. XLIII. 1. o8, but more carefully painted. Pale greenish glaze, bright, uncrazed and only slightly pitted. 2}" x 2}".
T. XLII. e. 02. Shoe, man's ; with string sole, turned up
toe ; upper covered with strong blue fabric of fine texture, over a coarser blue canvas. The stiffening is formed by layers of white canvas, and edge is oversewn with a kind of close herring-bone stitch forming a braid-like binding. An interlaced braid scroll ornaments top of toe. rod" x 4". Pl. XLVi.
OBJECTS FOUND OR EXCAVATED AT WATCH-STATIONS DF LIMES SECTION T. XLIII
T. x.Lxm cm. .Arrow, cane ; part of shaft and butt. ' Notch very deep and made of separate thicker piece. Remains of feather and black lacquer for binding. Other end burnt.
ii}"x? ". Pl. XLVII. . .
T. xLIII. 02. Fr. of pottery ; from wall of . bowl. Fine porcelainous grey body, covered both sides with deep rich brown glaze, appearing black where thick, and showing sulphured effect. if" x r}" x }".
OBJECTS FOUND OR EXCAVATED AT WATCH-TOWERS T. XLIII. •A—c, T. XLIII. E
T. xLIII. a. 01-4. Frs. of wooden slips, uninscribed. Longest 7f".
T. XLIII. a. 05. Wooden stylus ; double-ended, with
T. xLIIÎ. a. 06. Frs. of woollen rug, dyed green. Largest piece 7" x 6k".
T. xLIII. a. 08. Wooden dowel, slightly tapering; square. 31"x*"xI".
T. man. a. 09. Fr. of hard felt, with holes from sewing (?). 9I"X5