Porcelain vase with round body, tall, flaring neck, two applied animal masks with pendant rings on the shoulder, and a copper-bound mouth rim. The vase has cream crackled glaze. There is a chrysanthemum scroll incised on the exterior.
- Made in: Zhangzhou
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Zhangzhou)
- Height: 303 millimetres
Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase with ring handles
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’). It is incised with a chrysanthemum scroll.
Underfired porcelain, incised and with transparent crackled glaze
Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
Qing dynasty, about AD 1662–1722
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Object reference number: RRC38557
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