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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.167

  • Description

    Porcelain vase in drum-shape, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There is a stylized flame motif on the interior and the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 268 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song 11thC-12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 167

    Vase modelled in the form of an ancient drum


    This vase is modelled in the form of an ancient drum. It has a solid base and a metal mounted rim. The sides are carved and it is covered with a Ding-style glaze.


    Porcelain with transparent glaze and copper rim mount
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 103, pl. CII bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.15, no.27 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case10/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the W. C. Alexander Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.167

Porcelain vase in drum-shape, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There is a stylized flame motif on the interior and the exterior.

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