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.
- Height: 196 millimetres
- Width: 95 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
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
On display: G95/dc11/sh9
PDF card: Elphinstone Gift.
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Object reference number: RRC39366
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