DEEP DISH

First half of the 19th century h.: 6.5 cm
d. (rim): 21.7 cm d. (base): 5.7 cm

A deep dish with a flat everted rim, narrowing down to a ring base. Red earthenware with a white slip on the inside, decorated in purplish brown, and finished with a transparent, colourless glaze. At the center of the dish is a motif composed of free brush strokes laid out in three triangular blocks that as a whole looks like a stylized flower, bordered on the rim with two stripes sandwiching spaced-out series of droplets. Traces of tripod kiln spurs are clearly visible on the inner surface, while the outer surface has been left with neither slip nor glaze.