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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.634

  • Description

    Porcelain vase with lobed body. Underglaze blue with single lingzhi spray in each lobe between wide bands of lappets. Overlapping lotus petals on the mouth.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1426-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 190 millimetres
    • Diameter: 130 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming early 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A634

    Blue-and-white vase with fungus


    This blue-and-white vase has a lobed body and is decorated with an auspicious 靈芝 (lingzhi ‘longevity fungi’) lotus scroll around the body. An extraordinary number of Jiangxi men were employed within the central government during the early to mid-fifteenth century, which may have contributed to maintaining Jingdezhen, located in north-eastern Jiangxi, as the main source of court ceramics


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Xuande period, AD1426–35

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 103 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.61, no.B634, pl.XII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.84, no.B634 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc18/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1975, records: From the Wu Laixi ( Wu Lai-hsi) Collection, Peking. PDF card: Acquired via Sparks £11. Wu Lai-hsi Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.634

Porcelain vase with lobed body. Underglaze blue with single lingzhi spray in each lobe between wide bands of lappets. Overlapping lotus petals on the mouth.

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