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Square porcelain vase with straight neck. Three-clawed dragon in high relief around two sides. Covered with tea-dust glaze.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 159 millimetres
- Width: 77 millimetres
- Depth: 76 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase with dragon
This four sided vase has a relief-moulded dragon around the neck and is covered in a speckled green glaze. Connoisseurs in China, Europe and Japan have developed a sophisticated vocabulary for describing monochrome porcelains. For example the flecked-green wares such as these are called ‘tea-dust’ glazed wares. The glaze is coloured by iron-pigments.
Porcelain with relief decoration and tea-dust glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about 1800–1900
Margaret Medley 1975, records: Elphinstone Gift. PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39821
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