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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Pear shaped stoneware water-dropper. The water-dropper has cream crackled glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 79 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Character on the base added later.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 132

    Water pot with crackled glaze

    This water pot 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, 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


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1980 p.29, no.86 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc11/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department


  • Registration number


Pear shaped stoneware water-dropper. The water-dropper has cream crackled glaze.

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