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water-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.707

  • Description

    Porcelain water-pot in form of recumbent elephant, with opening in the centre of the back. Underglaze blue saddle cloth striped with overglaze red enamel.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 17thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 58 millimetres
    • Diameter: 83 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming first half 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A707

    Water pot in the shape of an elephant


    The elephant’s saddle is decorated in overglaze red enamel while other details are added in underglaze blue.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze red enamel
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.41, no.126 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.51, no.A707 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case23/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.707

Porcelain water-pot in form of recumbant elephant, with opening in the centre of the back. Underglaze blue saddle cloth striped with overglaze red enamel.

Porcelain water-pot in form of recumbant elephant, with opening in the centre of the back. Underglaze blue saddle cloth striped with overglaze red enamel.

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