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water-pot

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  • Museum number

    PDF.452

  • Description

    Hua shi porcelain water-pot with depressed globular body. The water-pot has crazed creamy glaze. There is an incised design of debased petal panel just below the mouth-rim, below that is a classic scroll panel, and the body is marked with black specks.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 43 millimetres
    • Diameter: 90 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 452

    Water pot with incised scroll pattern


    This water pot is incised with a band of vertical lines and another of classic scroll around the rim 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 1700–1800

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  • Location

    G95/case11/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.452

Hua shi porcelain water-pot with depressed globular body.  The water-pot has crazed creamy glaze. There is an incised design of debased petal panel just below the mouth-rim, below that is a classic scroll panel, and the body is marked with black specks.

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