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water-jar

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.531

  • Description

    Porcelain globular water jar, with a small foot and wide mouth. The water jar has transparent celadon type glaze on the exterior, white felspathic glaze on the interior and on the base. There are carved and incised peony scrolls on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 79 millimetres
    • Diameter: 105 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF 531

    Jar with celadon glaze


    This jar is carved with peony scrolls. The glaze has pooled into the carved design creating an attractive contrasting pattern.


    Porcelain with, carved decoration and celadon-type glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.16, no.531 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.16, no.531 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc49/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.531

Globular porcelain water jar, with a small foot and wide mouth. Transparent celadon type glaze on the outside, white felspathic glaze inside and on the base. Carved and incised peony scrolls on exterior.

Globular porcelain water jar, with a small foot and wide mouth. Transparent celadon type glaze on the outside, white felspathic glaze inside and on the base. Carved and incised peony scrolls on exterior.

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