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  • Museum number

    PDF.555

  • Description

    Circular porcelain box with domed cover. The box has yellow glaze on the exterior, plain white felspathic glaze on the interior. There is a dragon among clouds incised on the cover and waves on the lower section.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28 millimetres
    • Diameter: 33 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 555

    Box with dragon among clouds


    This box and cover is decorated with a runny yellow glaze which has pooled attractively in the incised lines of the design of dragons on both tray and cover.


    Porcelain with incised decoration, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.20, no.555 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.21, no.555 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case41/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.555

Round porcelain box for vermillion, with domed cover. Yellow glaze on exterior, plain white felspathic glaze on interior. Dragon among clouds incised on cover, waves on lower section.

Round porcelain box for vermillion, with domed cover. Yellow glaze on exterior, plain white felspathic glaze on interior. Dragon among clouds incised on cover, waves on lower section.

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