Porcelain cylindrical vase. The vase has ivory glaze. There are four dragon medallions moulded around the centre of the body, with cloud motifs, and two magnolia sprays on the neck.
- Height: 203 millimetres
Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase with incised dragon medallions
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 lotus flowers and with dragons arranged in roundels.
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
On display: G95/dc11/sh1
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Object reference number: RRC38542
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