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water-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.458

  • Description

    Porcelain water-pot in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with flower bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 50 millimetres
    • Width: 60 millimetres
    • Depth: 59 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 458

    Water-pot in the form of a lotus


    This porcelain water-pot is modelled in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with a bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries porcelains made as amusing trompe l’oeil artefacts were extremely popular.


    Underfired porcelain, incised, applied moulded decoration and with transparent glaze
    South China 中國南部
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900PDF 458

    白釉荷葉形水丞


    此水丞整體造型仿荷葉,一側飾一昆蟲,葉莖環繞器身,口沿分立花苞及蓮蓬。器身有刻劃線條以模仿葉脈。十八至十九世紀,令人心怡的象生瓷在中國頗為流行。


    生燒瓷器,劃花,模制貼花,透明釉
    中國南方
    清代,約1800-1900年

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  • Location

    On display: G95/dc11/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.458

Porcelain water-pot in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with flower bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf.

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