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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.632

  • Description

    Small globular jar of hua shi porcelain. There are three large scale Buddhist lions playing with ribboned brocade balls in underglaze blue around the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 47 millimetres
    • Diameter: 56 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF C632

    Blue-and-white jar with three lions


    This globular jar is painted beneath the glaze with a design of three lions chasing brocade ball.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2004 p.106, no.C632 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.79, no.C632 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.632

Small globular jar of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze blue with three large scale Buddhist lions playing with ribboned brocade balls around the sides.

Small globular jar of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze blue with three large scale Buddhist lions playing with ribboned brocade balls around the sides.

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