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  • Museum number

    PDF,B.655

  • Description

    Porcelain model of a tall garden rock with three shaped holes in various sections. Underglaze blue with numerous painted plants, trees, lingzhi fungus and rocky details.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 184 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF B655

    Blue-and-white ornamental rock


    Porcelain production and the numbers of workers employed within the industry increased dramatically at Jingdezhen in the second half of the sixteenth century. To keep up with the vast demands, non-imperial kilns fired wares for the court on commission as well as for local customers and international trade. Potters made mostly blue-and-white porcelains. Workers mined new sources of inferior-quality clay. This clay had a less good fit with the glaze and is characterised by tiny frits (chips) where the glaze is thin.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 187 bibliographic details
    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 p. 170, Fig. 310 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.64, no.B655 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.89, no.B655 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case22/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.655

Porcelain model of a tall garden rock with three shaped holes in various sections. Underglaze blue with numerous painted plants, trees, lingzhi fungus and rocky details.

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