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Porcelain vase of bronze form, with squared rim and four applied moulded animal masks with rings on the shoulder. The vase has a white body and cream white crackled glaze.
- Height: 132 millimetres
- Diameter: 108 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Vase modelled on an ancient bronze vessel
This vase has a squared rim with four applied moulded animal masks with rings. Potters in the late Ming and Qing dynasties made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. 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 1700–1800
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Object reference number: RRC39341
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