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  • Museum number

    PDF.470

  • Description

    Porcelain water-pot. The water-pot has white crazed glaze. There is an incised design of classic scroll at the mouth-rim and round the body with a lotus scroll. A pair with PDF.471.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC-19thC
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 470

    Water pot with incised design


    This water pot is incised with a band of classic and lotus scroll and has a crackled glaze.


    Underfired porcelain, incised and with transparent glaze
    Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
    Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900

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  • Location

    G95/case11/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.470

Porcelain water-pot. The water-pot has white crazed glaze.  There is an incised design of classic scroll at the mouth-rim and round the body with a lotus scroll. A pair with PDF.471.

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