Porcelain baluster-shaped vase. The vase has crazed ivory glaze. There is a lotus spray, bird and insect impressed around the bosy, and bands of classic scroll at foot and shoulder. The base is glazed.
- Height: 203 millimetres
- Diameter: 93 millimetres
Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase with incised design
This baluster-shaped porcelain vase is decorated with lotus spray, bird and insects around the body. 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, Kangxi period, about AD 1662–1722
PDF Card: Elphinstone Gift.
Baluster-shaped porcelain vase. Covered with crazed ivory glaze and decorated around the body with freely impressed design of lotus spray, bird and insect. Bands of classic scroll at foot and shoulder. Base glazed.
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Object reference number: RRC39236
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