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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.120

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1900
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 101 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 17th-18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 120

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1980 p.26, no.71 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case11/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.120

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.

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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