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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.630

  • Description

    Miniature hua shi porcelain vase. Underglaze blue scene depicting two ladies, a pine tree, potted flowers and a bird on a wooden stand. Flower sprays on neck and foot.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 113 millimetres
    • Diameter: 52 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A630

    Miniature blue-and-white vase with two ladies

    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.39, no.A630 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.59, no.A630 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.630

Miniature hua shi porcelain vase. Underglaze blue scene depicting two ladies, a pine tree, potted flowers and a bird on a wooden stand. Flower sprays on neck and foot.

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