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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.199

  • Description

    Porcelain ladle with curved handle. The ladle has cream crackled glaze. There is a leaf and five small protruberances moulded near the end of the handle. A pair with PDF.165.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1911
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Depth: 125 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 199

    Ladle with crackled glaze


    This porcelain ladle has applied moulded decoration on the handle. Although thousands of these ladles were originally made they are relatively rare now in museum collections.


    Underfired porcelain, incised and with transparent glaze
    Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
    Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1911

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1980 p.28, no.80 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case11/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.199

Porcelain ladle with curved handle.  The ladle has cream crackled glaze. There is a leaf and five small protruberances moulded near the end of the handle. A pair with PDF.165.

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