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Pear-shaped porcelain ewer with long spout, strap handle and small lid with a knob at the center. Covered in dark blue glaze. Flattened heart-shaped panel on each side, with gilt mythical beast. Gilt cloud-scroll on neck. Plain white glaze on base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 198 millimetres
- Width: 134 millimetres
- Depth: 91 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Wine ewer with mythical beasts
This blue-glazed, porcelain wine ewer is decorated with peach-shaped panels framing mythical beasts. The animals and clouds are applied to the glaze, fired in the biscuit and later gilded.
Porcelain with blue glaze, applied biscuit-fired decoration and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620
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Object reference number: RRC39462
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