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Porcelain vase, with a pear shape, and a copper-bound mouth rim. The vase has cream crackled glaze. There is a dragon, phoenix and clouds incised on the body, and a key fret around the foot.
- Height: 192 millimetres
Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase incised with dragon and phoenix
Potters in the late Ming and Qing dynasties made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. This bottle-shaped vase is incised with a dragon and phoenix, the emblems of the emperor and empress of China. The vase is chalky white or ‘rice–coloured’ and potters covered it either with a white slip and a thin transparent glaze with a yellowish cast that crackled during the cooling process or with an opaque white glaze. Connoisseurs once called this type of ceramic 土定 (tu ding ‘earthen Ding ware’).
Underfired porcelain, incised and with transparent glaze
Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
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Object reference number: RRC38587
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