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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.131

  • Description

    Porcelain globular flask. The flask has cream crackled glaze. There is a dragon on waves moulded in low relief on front and back.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1900
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 131

    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 1700–1900PDF 131

    白釉波濤龍紋瓶


    自晚明至清,江西景德鎮、福建漳州及其他一些南方窯口的陶工都仿燒定窯器物。此瓶呈粉白色,或者說米色。陶工可能在黃色坯胎上塗抹白色化妝土而後罩透明釉燒成,在冷卻過程中形成開片,也有可能施不透明白釉燒成。鑒賞家們曾將此類陶瓷稱為“土定”。


    生燒瓷器,模印花,透明釉
    漳州窯
    福建省漳州
    清代,約1700-1900年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1980 p.25, no.68 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc11/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.131

Porcelain globular flask.  The flask has cream crackled glaze. There is a dragon on waves moulded in low relief on front and back.

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