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  • Museum number

    PDF.456

  • Description

    Porcelain hemispherical water-pot. The water-pot has creamy white glaze. There is a moulded decoration of lappets round the mouth-rim, with main design of bats and blossoms against rolling waves, and five three-peak mountains round the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1900
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 46 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 456

    Water pot with bats


    This water-pot is moulded with a design of bats and flowers against rolling waves, and five three-peak mountains round the base. Bats are a visual pun for happiness and are very common as a motif in nineteenth century porcelain.


    Porcelain with moulded decoration and clear glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 265 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case45/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: acquired before 1925

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.456

Porcelain hemispherical water-pot. The water-pot has creamy white glaze.  There is a moulded decoration of lappets round the mouth-rim, with main design of bats and blossoms against rolling waves, and five three-peak mountains round the base.

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