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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Soft-paste porcelain water-pot of globular form. The water-pot has a white body.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 49 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Xuande nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Xuande reign [AD 1426–1435].
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 494

    Water pot with apocryphal mark

    This ovoid water pot has an apocryphal four-character underglaze blue Xuande mark on the base which reads 宣德年製 (Xuande nian zhi ‘made in the Xuande reign’ [AD 1426–1435]). Chenghua and Xuande marks were the most popular Ming marks used during the Qing dynasty.

    Underfired porcelain, underglaze cobalt-blue mark, and transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900


  • Location

    On display: G95/dc11/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department


  • Registration number


White soft paste porcelain water-pot of globular form.

White soft paste porcelain water-pot of globular form.

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