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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.709

  • Description

    Porcelain square waterpot with thickened rim. There is a roundel of a crane among clouds in red, green and black enamels on each side. There is a mark on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1600-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 64 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        at mouth
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Chenghua reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 709

    Square water pot with cranes among clouds


    This square water pot is decorated with roundels framing cranes, flying among clouds. At the rim is an apocryphal Chenghua reign mark in iron-red enamel. The shape was popular in the late Ming and copied in the nineteenth century.


    Porcelain with overglaze red, green and black enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644

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  • Bibliography

    • Feng 2006 p.22, no.709 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.43, no.134 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.78, no.74 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.709

Square porcelain waterpot with thickened rim. Red, green and black enamels. Roundel on each side of a crane among clouds. Mark on exterior.

Square porcelain waterpot with thickened rim. Red, green and black enamels. Roundel on each side of a crane among clouds. Mark on exterior.

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