What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

water-dropper

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.20

  • Description

    Ge-type stoneware drum-shaped water-dropper, with two holes in the top. The water-dropper has a very dark grey body covered with blue-grey glaze with fine crackle stained very dark grey. There are three round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40 millimetres
    • Diameter: 56 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A20

    Water dropper with guan-type glaze


    This drum-shaped water dropper is covered with a crackled celadon glaze.


    Ceramic with guan-type crackled glaze
    Guan-type ware
    Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

    More 

  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.29, no.A20, pl.XII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.54, no.A20 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case8/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.20

Ge-type drum-shaped water-dropper, with two holes in the top. Very dark grey stoneware body covered with blue-grey glaze with fine crackle stained very dark grey. Base glazed with three round spur marks.

Ge-type drum-shaped water-dropper, with two holes in the top. Very dark grey stoneware body covered with blue-grey glaze with fine crackle stained very dark grey. Base glazed with three round spur marks.

Copyright SOAS All rights reserved

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: RRC39249

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...