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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.527

  • Description

    Porcelain globular jar with small foot and wide mouth. The jar has thin green enamel over a felspathic glaze on exterior, white on the interior and white glaze on the base. There are three incised medallions in the form of dragons with flower sprays sprouting from the mouth.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 50 millimetres
    • Diameter: 57 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 527

    Jar with medallions in the form of dragons


    This small jar is incised with three medallions in the form of dragons with flower sprays sprouting from the mouth. Green derived from copper was used as a single colour glaze from the Xuande period (AD 1425–35), applied over a transparent high-fired glaze.


    Porcelain with incised decoration and green enamel
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.15, no.527 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.15, no.527 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case38/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.527

Globular porcelain jar with small foot and wide mouth. Thin green enamel over a felspathic glaze on exterior, white inside and white glaze on the base. Three incised medallions in the form of dragons with flower sprays sprouting from the mouth.

Globular porcelain jar with small foot and wide mouth. Thin green enamel over a felspathic glaze on exterior, white inside and white glaze on the base. Three incised medallions in the form of dragons with flower sprays sprouting from the mouth.

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