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Porcelain vase of hexagonal form, with two square handles on the neck. The vase has cream crackled glaze. There is a dragon and clouds moulded on the front and back, clouds on the narrow sides, and bands of key-fret beneath the mouth and on the handles.
- Made in: Zhangzhou
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Zhangzhou)
- Height: 315 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing KangxiRoom 95 label text:
Vase modelled on an ancient bronze
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’).
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 1736–1795
Margaret Medley 1980 records: From the Stuart and Alexander Collections. PDF Card: Acquired before 1934.
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Object reference number: RRC38549
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