Porcelain hexagonal box with cover and open panelwork sides. There are medallions of dragons in clouds and flames in under- and over- glaze enamels on a green ground, bordered top and bottom by raised bands of red hexagon and petal diaper.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 124 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming second half 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Hexagonal wucai box
Potters decorated this box in a twice-fired technique called 五彩 (wucai ‘five colours’) composed of underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow, and green.
Porcelain with moulded, underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze wucai enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Asami Collection. PDF card: Asami Collection
Hexagonal porcelain box with cover and open panelwork sides. On biscuit and overglaze coloured enamels. Medallions of dragons in clouds and flames on a green ground, bordered top and bottom by raised bands of red hexagon and petal diaper.
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Object reference number: RRC39041
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