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Porcelain vase of archaic bronze 'hu' form, with two square handles on the neck. The vase has yellowish crackled glaze. There are floral reliefs moulded on the body, with a double-rope pattern around the shoulder.
- Height: 101 millimetres
Published PDF date : 17th-18thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase in the form of an ancient bronze vessel
This four-sided vase is in the form of an ancient bronze vessel called a hu. It is decorated with a double band of rope design around the shoulder and with a moulded design of bats. Bats are a visual pun for happiness.
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
Soft Jun stoneware water-dropper in a pear shape with a small mouth. The water-dropper has thick bright blue glaze with three purple in-glaze copper splashes and a fine crackle.
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Object reference number: RRC38539
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