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  • Museum number

    PDF.477

  • Description

    Porcelain vase with wide spreading mouth and straight rim with two loop handles. An eight link chain joins the vase to a horizontal bar with a modelled dragon head at each end, holding the chain in the mouth, and a loop at the centre for hanging. The vase sits on a wooden stand, which forms a loop to support the horizontal porcelain bar.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 356 millimetres
    • Width: 190 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 477

    Flower holder with chain


    This flower holder has been made with an integral chain for suspension and has an elaborate wood stand. Chinese collectors commissioned specially made hard wood stands to display their ceramics, and other curios.


    Porcelain moulded with transparent glaze and wood stand
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.92, no.79 (and base) (carved wooden stand) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case40/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.477

Porcelain vase with wide spreading mouth and straight rim with two loop handles.  An eight link chain joins the vase to a horizontal bar with a modelled dragon head at each end, holding the chain in the mouth, and a loop at the centre for hanging.  The vase sits on a wooden stand, which forms a loop to support the horizontal porcelain bar.

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