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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Stoneware water-pot. The water-pot has marbled brown and cream body. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1644-1911
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 60 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Translation

      • Inscription Comment

        The character 'yi' (amiable) incised on base
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 312

    Water pot

    This water pot is made using marbled clay. Dark-brown and buff-coloured clay have been mixed by folding over and over together to create a two tone body. It is fired but not glazed. The single character on the base reads 易 (yi ‘easy or to be at ease’).

    Stoneware with marbled brown and cream body
    China 中國
    Qing dynasty, AD 1644–1911


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 246 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.38, no.128 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc12/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department


  • Registration number


Stoneware water-pot. The water-pot has marbled brown and cream body. There is an inscription on the base.

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