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  • Museum number

    PDF,C.609

  • Description

    Round covered box of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze blue with scene of Dragon Boat Festival on the cover with spectators in a pavilion, a pagoda and pine trees. Watery landscape on lower half with figures walking or crossing a bridge.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 57 millimetres
    • Diameter: 126 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing late 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF C609

    Box with scene of Dragon Boat Festival


    The Dragon Boat Festival is an annual event on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.


    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

    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 p. 177, Fig. 324 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2001 p. 62, no. 59 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.101, no.C609 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.75, no.C609 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. PDF card: Charles Russell Collection

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.609

Round covered box of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze blue with scene of Dragon Boat Festival on the cover with spectators in a pavilion, a pagoda and pine trees. Watery landscape on lower half with figures walking or crossing a bridge.

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