Porcelain vase with flaring mouth, depressed globular body and spreading foot. There is an incised design of banana leaf panel on the neck, a key-fret panel on the shoulder, and four pheonix medallions on the main body.
- Height: 91 millimetres
- Diameter: 97 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Vase with incised phoenixes
This globular porcelain vase is incised with a leaf pattern around the neck, and four pheonix medallions on the body. The vase is chalky white or ‘rice–coloured’ and potters covered it either with a white slip and a thin transparent glaze with a yellowish cast that crackled during the cooling process or with an opaque white glaze. Connoisseurs once called this type of ceramic 土定 (tu ding ‘earthen Ding ware’).
Underfired porcelain, incised and with transparent glaze
Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
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Object reference number: RRC38801
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