CHINA, pottery
    Pottery preceded metalwork by many centuries or maybe a millennium or so, glazing more or less contemporary with metals - higher temperatures needed for both.  High level of ceramic technology in China at an early period.  Export of Chinese ceramics carried on in the BC period, continuing until this very day.  Very big business in 15-19th centuries.

276-14. CHINA, QING dynasty, c. 1750, ceramic bowl, 119mm dia., 48mm tall, freehand floral pattern inside, parallel vertical lines outside, celadon glaze, lowest quality export ware, recovered from a shipwreck off Indonesia, on that ship was a VOC blue & white plate, perfectly preserved, overall rather nice, $122.00
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276-15.CHINA, QING dynasty, c. 1750, ceramic bowl, 119mm dia., 54mm tall, freehand floral pattern inside, parallel vertical lines outside, celadon glaze with nicely crackled thick overglaze, lowest quality export ware, perfectly preserved, overall rather nice, $136.00
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