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water-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.664

  • Description

    Small porcelain water-pot of globular form. Underglaze red with large scale five-clawed dragon chasing flaming pearl through dense red clouds. Dragon's eyes appear to be painted in underglaze blue.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 67 millimetres
    • Diameter: 80 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:

    PDF B664

    Water pot with a five-clawed dragon


    This globular water pot is painted with a large underglaze copper red dragon with cobalt blue details. The oxidation and reduction firing of the copper pigmented glaze in the kiln has resulted in areas of moss green as well as deep red pigment.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and underglaze copper-red decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.39, no.30 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.66, no.B664 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.91, no.B664, colour p.48 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1976 records: From the R. Weismann Collection, Berlin. PDF card: R. Weismann Collection, Berlin

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.664

Small porcelain water-pot of globular form. Underglaze red with large scale five-clawed dragon chasing flaming pearl through dense red clouds. Dragon's eyes appear to be painted in underglaze blue.

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