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Porcelain square water-pot. The water-pot has a white body, and is covered, except for the mouth-rim, with a blue-toned glaze. There is incised decoration round the sides of a key-fret just below the rim, with a dragon among waves chasing a flaming pearl as the main decoration.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 60 millimetres
- Width: 74 millimetres
- Depth: 74 millimetres
Inscription CommentYongle mark
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Square water pot
The shape of this water pot was introduced in the middle Ming period and was revived in the late Ming and Qing periods. It would have been used to store water for washing calligraphy brushes. Most scholars agree that the quality of ceramic production declined in the nineteenth century at Jingdezhen. The Sir Percival David Collection is interesting for both its high quality pieces and other teaching materials.
Porcelain with incised decoration and transparent glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
White porcelain square water-pot with incised decoration round the sides of a key-fret just below the rim, with a dragon among waves chasing a flaming pearl as the main decoration. Covered, except for the mouth-rim, with a blue-toned glaze.
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Object reference number: RRC38834
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