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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.505

  • Description

    Porcelain vase with wide rounded shoulders and domed cover with a lotus bud-shaped knob. The vase and cover has yellow enamel glaze, and the interior is unglazed. The body has burnt pink in some places.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 208 millimetres
    • Diameter: 161 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A505

    Jar and cover with lotus bud-shaped knob


    This jar demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China, from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the jar twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The unmarked base has a transparent glaze and it was fired on its foot ring.


    Porcelain with yellow and transparent glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD 1522–1566

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 161, pl. CLX bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.29, no.A505 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.30, no.A505 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case40/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.505

Porcelain vase with wide rounded shoulders and domed cover  with a lotus bud-shaped knob. Vase and cover covered in yellow enamel glaze , with no glaze inside. Body has burnt pink in some places.

Porcelain vase with wide rounded shoulders and domed cover with a lotus bud-shaped knob. Vase and cover covered in yellow enamel glaze , with no glaze inside. Body has burnt pink in some places.

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