Porcelain bottle vase with pear-shaped body. Decorated with unglazed, biscuit-fired porcelain clay in relief. Four panels around lower part, two with trees and rocks in high relief, one with phoenix among flowers and another with dragon among flowers in low relief. Band of scrolls above, and plaintain leaves at rim. Elements originally painted in unfired pigments of red, green, blue and gold, but now worn off. Base glazed.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 230 millimetres
- Diameter: 133 millimetres
Published PDF date : 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Vase with dragon and phoenix
This vase is decorated with trailed slip and in high relief with dragon, phoenix, trees and rocks. All elements are painted with unfired pigments (cold-painted) and gilded, but only traces of the gilding and painting remain.
Porcelain with clear glaze, trailed slip cold-painted and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1573–1644
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Object reference number: RRC39609
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