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    Square porcelain vase with straight neck. Three-clawed dragon in high relief around two sides. Covered with tea-dust glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1900
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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 159 millimetres
    • Width: 77 millimetres
    • Depth: 76 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF B550

    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


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 284 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.110, no.96 (and base) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.51, no.B550 missing bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.52, no.B550 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc36/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1975, records: Elphinstone Gift. PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

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Square porcelain vase with straight neck. Three-clawed dragon in high relief around two sides. Covered with tea-dust glaze.

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