Porcelain vase with long neck and flattened body. The vase has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There is a dragon modelled in relief around the neck, and a dragon among clouds in a medallion on the body.
- Height: 131 millimetres
- Width: 62 millimetres
- Depth: 42 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Vase with dragons
This porcelain vase has a long neck and flattened body. It is decorated with a medallion on each side of the body containing a dragon among clouds. 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 1800–1900
White porcelain vase with long neck and flattened body. Decorated with relief modelled dragon around neck and a medallion on each side of the body containing a dragon among clouds. Covered with cream white crackled glaze.
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Object reference number: RRC39334
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