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    Porcelain vase with globular body. The vase has a white body. There is a dragaon in relief around the neck. There are firing cracks in glaze on side, neck and base.

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    • 18thC
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    • Height: 196 millimetres
    • Width: 95 millimetres
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    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A468

    Vase with dragon

    This porcelain vase is decorated with a relief modelled dragon around the neck. 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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    PDF card: Elphinstone Gift.

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White porcelain vase with globular body. Relief modelled dragon around neck. Firing cracks in glaze on side, neck and base.

White porcelain vase with globular body. Relief modelled dragon around neck. Firing cracks in glaze on side, neck and base.

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