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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.440

  • Description

    Porcelain round box. The box has a white body and cream crackled glaze. There is a four-clawed dragon holding a pearl among waves moulded on the lid, and bats among the waves on the base. There is red staining on the interior and on the mouth rim.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 55 millimetres
    • Diameter: 99 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A440

    Rounded box with moulded decoration


    This round porcelain box and cover has moulded decoration of lappets, trellis patterns and key-fret panels.


    Porcelain with moulded decoration and clear glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 90 and p. 317 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc45/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.440

White porcelain round box. Covered with cream crackled glaze. Decorated with moulded design of four-clawed dragon holding a pearl among waves. On the base are bats among waves. Red staining inside and on mouth rim.

White porcelain round box. Covered with cream crackled glaze. Decorated with moulded design of four-clawed dragon holding a pearl among waves. On the base are bats among waves. Red staining inside and on mouth rim.

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