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Porcelain square water-pot. The water-pot has a white body and crackled cream white glaze. There are key-fret panels incised around the shoulder and base, and a taotie mask on each side.
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Width: 44 millimetres
- Depth: 44 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Square water pot with taotie design
This square water pot has a moulded design of taotie on each side. The taotie or monster mask was a decorative device which appeared on Chinese bronzes and jades.
Underfired porcelain, moulded 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: RRC39374
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