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Porcelain globular flask. The flask has cream crackled glaze. There is a dragon on waves moulded in low relief on front and back.
- Made in: Zhangzhou
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Zhangzhou)
- Height: 28 centimetres
Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase with dragon among waves
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 moulded with a dragon among waves in shallow relief. 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, moulded and with transparent glaze
Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900
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Object reference number: RRC38550
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