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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.407

  • Description

    Porcelain vase round rim squared at the exterior and flattened sides. The vase has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There are heart-shaped panels with five clawed dragon among clouds incised on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 182 millimetres
    • Width: 136 millimetres
    • Depth: 104 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A407

    Vase with transparent glaze


    This vase is moulded with raised peach-shaped panels on either side. It is unmarked but its shape is typical of the Middle Ming emperor Jiajing’s porcelain. It is covered with a blue-tinged transparent glaze.


    Porcelain with incised decoration and transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD 1522–1566

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 140 bibliographic details
    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.43, no.95 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case41/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.407

White porcelain vase with round rim squared at the outside, flattened sides and heart-shaped panels incised with five clawed dragon among clouds. Covered with a blue-toned glaze.

White porcelain vase with round rim squared at the outside, flattened sides and heart-shaped panels incised with five clawed dragon among clouds. Covered with a blue-toned glaze.

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