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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.622

  • Description

    Covered globular porcelain jar, with cylindrical cover with flat top. Underglaze blue with feathery scrolling floral elements around the porcelain jar and lid, and traditional classic scrolls around the flange. Unglazed base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 65 millimetres
    • Diameter: 61 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF C622

    Blue-and-white jar and cover

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

  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.77, no.C622, pl.XVI bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 pp 104-105, no.C622 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.622

Covered globular porcelain jar, with cylindrical cover with flat top. Underglaze blue with feathery scrolling floral elements around the porcelain jar and lid, and traditional classic scrolls around the flange. Unglazed base.

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