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flower-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.254

  • Description

    Longquan stoneware flower-pot of cylindrical form with three feet. The flower-pot has grey-green glaze with a dark brown crackle. There is a floral scroll in low relief around the body.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1506
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 190 millimetres
    • Diameter: 286 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明正德元年大 □造吉日
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Zhengde yuannian Da ?Guan zao jiri
      • Inscription Translation

        Made by Da ?Guan on the lucky day in the first year of the Zhengde period of the Great Ming
        [AD 1506].
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 1506 ADRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 254

    Celadon flower-pot with inscription


    This cylindrical flower-pot stands on three feet. It is decoraed with low relief floral scrolls around the body. The incised inscription on base reads: 大明正德元年大 □造吉日(Da Ming Zhengde yuannian Da ?Guan zao jiri ‘Made by Da ?Guan on the lucky day in the first year of the Zhengde period of the Great Ming [ AD 1506]’).


    Stoneware with crackled celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Ming dynasty, dated equivalent to AD 1506

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.35, no.106, pl.XI bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.40, no.254 bibliographic details
    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.46, no.103 bibliographic details
    • Riddell 1979 p.46, no.17 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case6/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.254

Longquan stoneware flower-pot of cylindrical form with three feet. The flower-pot has grey-green glaze with a dark brown crackle.  There is a floral scroll in low relief around the body.

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