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water-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.706

  • Description

    Pair of porcelain water-pots in the form of a wooden bucket, with curved handles and applied animal masks. Herons and lotus plants beside a pond in Wucai style underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1628-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 88 millimetres
    • Width: 90 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        宣德年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Xuande nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Xuande reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Four character Xuande mark in a rectangle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Chongzhen 1628-44Room 95 label text:

    PDF 706

    Pair of brush-washers in the form of wooden buckets


    This pair of porcelain water-pots in the form of a wooden buckets, have curved handles with applied animal masks. They are painted in wucai enamels with herons and lotus plants beside a pond. The base carries an apocryphal four-character Xuande reign mark in underglaze blue.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period, AD 1628–1644

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 189 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 126, pl. CXXV(b&c) bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.21, no.706 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.43, no.133, pl. XII bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: See "Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 1924-5, p. 11, and pl. IV, fig. 1.'

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.706

Pair of porcelain water-pots, in the form of a wooden bucket, with curved handles and applied animal masks. Wucai style decoration with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. Herons and lotus plants beside a pond. Mark on base.

Pair of porcelain water-pots, in the form of a wooden bucket, with curved handles and applied animal masks. Wucai style decoration with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. Herons and lotus plants beside a pond. Mark on base.

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