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Porcelain vase with a long neck, swelling into a bulb below the mouth. The vase has cream crackled glaze. There are moulded dragons on the body, with an incised key-fret around the foot.
- Height: 203 millimetres
Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Garlic headed vase with dragons
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 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’). The vase is moulded with a dragon design.
Underfired porcelain, moulded and with transparent crackled glaze
Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
Qing dynasty, about AD 1662–1722
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Li Mokong Collection, Shanghai.
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Object reference number: RRC38573
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