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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.744

  • Description

    Porcelain vase of archaic bronze gu form with long neck, wide everted mouth, rounded central section and tall foot gently spreading to the base. There are floral scrolls in underglaze blue against a red enamel ground on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 305 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Content

        大明嘉靖年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Jiajing
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 744

    Vase modelled on the form of an ancient bronze vessel


    This vase is modelled on an ancient Chinese bronze called a gu. It is painted in underglaze blue with flowers and later a red enamel ground has been added.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and red enamel
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566 but later enamels

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  • Bibliography

    • Feng 2006 p.31, no.744 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.36, no.104 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006a pp 54-55, no. 18 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case26/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.744

Porcelain vase of archaic bronze gu form with long neck, wide everted mouth, rounded central section and tall foot gently spreading to the base. Floral scrolls in underglaze blue against  a red enamel ground.

Porcelain vase of archaic bronze gu form with long neck, wide everted mouth, rounded central section and tall foot gently spreading to the base. Floral scrolls in underglaze blue against a red enamel ground.

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