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water-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.446

  • Description

    Porcelain water-pot. The water-pot has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There are classic scrolls bordered by two panels of straight lines incised on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30 millimetres
    • Diameter: 50 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A446

    Water pot with incised design


    This water pot is incised with a double band of design 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 1800–1900

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  • Location

    G95/dc11/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.446

White porcelain water-pot. Decorated with incised design of classic scrolls bordered by two panels of straight lines. Covered with cream white crackled glaze.

White porcelain water-pot. Decorated with incised design of classic scrolls bordered by two panels of straight lines. Covered with cream white crackled glaze.

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