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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.444

  • Description

    Porcelain vase with globular body and animal mask handles. The vase has a white body and cream white glaze. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 68 millimetres
    • Width: 85 millimetres
    • Depth: 53 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Script

        Kaishu
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Chenghua reign
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A444

    Two-handled cup


    This two handled cup is modelled on an ancient Chinese bronze. On the base is a four character apocryphal Chenghua reign mark which reads 成化年製.


    Porcelain, applied moulded handles, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and with transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD1800–1900

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  • Location

    G95/dc11/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.444

White porcelain vase with globular body and animal mask handles. Covered with cream white glaze. Mark on base.

White porcelain vase with globular body and animal mask handles. Covered with cream white glaze. Mark on base.

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