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  • incense-burner

    Guan-type stoneware incense burner in form of an ancient bronze with curved sides standing on three short, tapering feet, and two small looped handles rise from mouth rim. The incense burner has a greyish-white body covered in thick-opaque...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
    • Production place: China
  • incense-burner

    Guan-type stoneware incense burner in form of ancient bronze gui with rounded sides and two handles in the form of stylised fish or birds. The incense burner has a greyish-white body covered in thick, translucent greyish-green glaze with...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup-stand

    Longquan-type stoneware cup stand with raised flange and five-lobed rim., standing on a splayed foot. The cup has a pale body covered in translucent blue-green glaze with fine crackle. The base is glazed, which is opaque yellowish-brown...

    • Object type: cup-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC-12thC
    • Production place: Huangpu
  • bowl

    Jun stoneware conical bowl. The bowl has pale, duck egg blue glaze, purple in-glaze copper zig-zag pattern inside the bowl, and is pale olive green where glaze turns thin at the rim. The base is partially glazed and foot is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1115-1234
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • vase

    Guan-type stoneware vase with long neck with three raised 'bow-string' lines. The vase has a dark body covered in translucent greyish-green glaze with close crackle. There is an incised inscription on the base.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1790
    • Production place: China
  • incense-burner

    Guan-type stoneware incense burner of bronze form with two loop handles and three legs. The incense-burner has a dark grey body covered in thick grey glaze with dense bubbles and even crackle with some ginger colouring. The base of the feet...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen; China
  • dish

    Longquan ware porcelain dish with rim pierced with two pairs of holes mounted with copper alloy loop handles in floret-shaped fittings. The dish has a pale grey body and transparent greyish-green glaze. There are two fish in applied relief...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 13thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • flower-pot-stand

    Longquan type stoneware flower-pot-stand with three small feet. The flower-pot-stand has a fine grey body and olive green irregularly crackled glaze. There is an inscription in a band below the rim. The base and the centre of the interior...

    • Object type: flower-pot-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1600
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • bowl

    Longquan ware porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine pale grey body and thick grey-green glaze. There is a visvavajra lightly impressed in the centre of the interior. Where exposed the body is reddish. The base and footring are unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1368-1435
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • screen

    Longquan stoneware table screen of imitation wooden form, with integral stand. The stand has a pale grey body and matt, semi-opaque crackled blue-green glaze. There is a standing man wearing an official hat carved on the stand. There is an...

    • Object type: screen
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Hongzhi
    • Production date: 1492
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • ewer

    Longquan stoneware double-gourd-shaped ewer. The ewer has a fine pale grey body and opaque grey-blue glaze. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.

    • Object type: ewer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 13thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • jar

    Yue stoneware jar with two simple lugs on each side of shoulder, and two sprig-moulded seated Buddha figures in between, applied over rouletted diaper band. The jar has a fine grey body covered on the interior and over two thirds of the...

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Western Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 3rdC-4thC
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • dish

    Jun stoneware dish with rounded sides. The dish has a grey body and translucent grey glaze with fine crackle. There are five round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1100-1234
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • dish

    Jun stoneware dish with shallow sides. The dish has a grey body and thick blue glaze with three in-glaze copper purple 'splashes' on the interior and several on the exterior. There are three large spur marks on the base, which is thickly...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1115-1234
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with five-lobed rim. The rim is bound with copper. The saucer has cream-coloured glaze, except foot-ring. There are two dragons lightly incised around a central recess.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1662–1722
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and greyish-white glaze, except for the foot ring, base and parts of the exterior near foot. There are tear marks on the exterior, and an incised mark in centre.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1086-1127
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and small foot-rim. The bowl has a fine thin white body. There is a blossoming gnarled prunus tree, with 'lingzhi' growing from the base, and a group of twenty magpies in iron-red, dark brown, black and...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain vase of ovoid form with short neck and thickened mouth-rim. The vase has a fine white body and 'chicken skin' glaze. There is a shepherdess in Chinese attire with European elements, wearing a hood in 'Gu Yue' style pale 'famille...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1735-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides and small deep foot. The cup has a fine white eggshell body. There is a poppy and two sprays of blossoming peony in brown, iron red and 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior, and a lychee and fruit...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongzheng; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1723-1735
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain bottle-shaped vase with rounded sides and straight cylindrical neck. The vase has a fine white eggshell body and white glaze. There is a blossoming spray of roses with green leaves and a butterfly in brown, black and 'famille...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides and everted mouth-rim. The dish has a fine white body. There is a 'mille fleurs' design in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine white body. There is a peach branch with leaves and a large fruit in transparent 'famille verte' palette enamels, and the character 'shou' (longevity) in seal script in gold on the interior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1700-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • brush-pot

    Glass brush-pot of tall cylindrical form with flat base. The brush pot is thick milky-white opaque glass. There is a group of the seven sages and two servants, where four of the sages are seated with one servant looking on holding 'lingzhi'...

    • Object type: brush-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Qianlong
    • Production date: 1736-1795
    • Production place: Beijing
  • bottle

    Porcelain bottle with depressed pear-shaped body and tall, slightly tapering, slender neck. The bottle has a fine, white, glassy body. There is a rock, roses, yellow orchids and grasses in 'Gu Yue' style 'famille rose' palette enamel on...

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1930s
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain miniature dish. The dish has a fine white eggshell body. There is an immortal, with various Daoist attributes, riding on a leaf among waves, in opaque 'famille rose' palette enamel in the centre of the interior.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongzheng; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1723-1735
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • smoking-pipe

    Porcelain smoking-pipe in the form of a lotus pod with stem and branches, the pod forming the body of the pipe, while the bowl, in the form of a small lotus flower has attached to it two small pods, one open, the other closed. The pipe has...

    • Object type: smoking-pipe
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain vase of baluster form, hexagonal in section, with two tubular handles. The vase has a fine white body with 'orange peel' undulating surface. There is bamboo and a poetic inscription on the exterior.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Qianlong
    • Production date: 1736-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup. The cup has a fine white body. There are nine boys in a rocky landscape with pine and prunus trees and flowering shrubs in transparent enamels on the exterior.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with flattened rim. The dish has a fine white body. There is a landscape scene under a gold tinted sun with two figures, one of them an archer with a bow and a quiver, painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior, and...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with flattened rim. The dish has a fine white body. There are three ladies preparing a meal by a low table which supports various food vessels painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior, and leaves, butterflies and...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides. The dish has colourless glaze which has crawled at the base. There is a peach and leafy twig in pale transparent enamels from the famille verte palette on the interior. A pair with PDF 800.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, straight rim, and tapering flared foot. There are two cranes on either side of a pine tree, with prunus blossoms and bamboo in red, turquoise, ochre, green, aubergine and black overglaze enamel on the...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tianqi; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1621-1627
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with everted mouth rim, tapeing sides, and straight, low footring. There are four medallions of linghzi fungus with floral frames in Doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green and yellow...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, slightly everted rim, and low, wide foot. There are two incised five-clawed dragons between waves and clouds in a double circle in turquoise, green, aubergine and yellow on-biscuit enamel in the centre of...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with flat base and upturned flaring sides. The dish has colourless glaze. There are five-clawed dragons and phoenix incised and painted in iron-red enamel on the interior and the exterior. There is an inscription in red...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC(late)-19thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase-stand; vase

    Porcelain reticulated vase with tube-like straight neck, small mouth, flattened shoulders and a narrow flat base, on a ceramic stand. There is an openwork design of rocks and waves, and applied plaintain, lotus, chysanthemum and peony in...

    • Object type: vase-stand; vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1488-1505
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, straight rim, and recessed base. There is a dragon and ruyi clouds incised and painted with Sancai style on-biscuit purple and green enamel on the interior, and incised and painted clouds on exterior. Mark...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • fish-bowl

    Porcelain fish bowl with slightly rounded sides, thickened rim and a flat base. There are scenes of ducks and herons on a riverbank and waves wirth lotus and waterweeds in wucai style with underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze enamel on the...

    • Object type: fish-bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Longqing
    • Production date: 1567-1572
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, striaght rim and straight footring. There are two incised dragons chasing a flaming pearl among clouds in Sancai style with on-biscuit purple, green, brown and yellow enamel on the interior, and four...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides, straight rim and recessed base. There is a prunus tree in flower with birds in underglaze blue and red overglaze enamel on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. There is a roundel enclosing crane among clouds in underglaze blue decoration on a red enamel ground in the centre of the interior, with four medallions, each enclosing two cranes and...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Jiajing
    • Production date: 1522-1566
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain four-lobed cup with handle, rounded sides and lobed footring. There is a dragon among clouds in green, red and purple overglaze enamel on the interior, red enamel covering the handle, and panels containing birds and flowers on the...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1900-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with curved sides and slightly everted rim, on a tapered and undercut footring. There is a winged fish-dragon chasing a flaming pearl within a double ring in overglaze red, green, turquoise and ochre overglaze enamel in the...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1465-1487
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with gently rounded sides and flared rim. There is a vase of flowers incised and decorated in susancai style, with green, yellow and aubergine brown on-biscuit enamel in the centre, eight auspicious emblems in the cavetto,...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • brush; brush-lid

    Porcelain brush handle and cap. There are boys playing with butterflies in a garden in Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze enamel on the brush. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the shaft.

    • Object type: brush; brush-lid
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with deep rounded sides and straight rim. There are four Buddhist lions with ribbons in black, turquoise and yellow overglaze enamel on the interior, and men with servant boys next to a lotus pond on the exterior. Circular...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1550
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • ink-stone

    Rectangular porcelain ink-slab raised on a splayed plinth, with open-work sides, partly open-work top, unglazed central panel for holding water, and deeply recessed panel for holding water. There are lotus panels on the plinth, dragons...

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides, everted foliated rim and handles on both sides in the form of flower sprays. There are flowers and scrolls in overglaze red, yellow and green enamel on the interior and exterior, and traces of gold around...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with high, rounded sides and a slightly flaring mouthrim. There is a five-clawed dragon among clouds in the centre of the interior, a band depicting the land of the immortals and flower sprays at the interior rim, and Daoist...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, straight rim and straight footring. There are two dragons among waves chasing a flaming pearl in red, green and yellow on the interior, and four dragons chasing a flaming pearl on the exterior. There is a...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Jiajing
    • Production date: 1522-1566
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Longquan stoneware bowl with pale bluish green glaze. There are overlapping lotus leaves carved on the exterior. There is an inscription in the centre.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Song dynasty
    • Production date: 13thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • funerary urn

    Longquan stoneware funerary urn of an ovoid form with two small lugs on the shoulders and a tubular neck expanding to a dished mouth. The lid is shaped as a lotus leaf. The urn has uneven greyish green glaze. There are incised vertical...

    • Object type: funerary urn
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1080
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • dish

    Longquan stoneware octagonal dish with a flattened rim. The dish has green crackled glaze. There is a carved peony scroll in centre and carved flower sprays in the side panels. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • flask

    Yue stoneware flask in the form of two confronted fish, with the two tails forming a foot, vertical ridges to indicate dorsal fins, and two small lugs at the shoulder. The flask has greyish olive green glaze on the exterior. There are...

    • Object type: flask
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 9thC
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • flask

    Longquan porcelain flask with flattened sides with two lugs near the base on each side, squared shoulders with two pairs of lugs, and short cylindrical neck with everted lip. The flask has grey green glaze. There is a four-lobed panel on...

    • Object type: flask
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1279-1368
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Fine white porcelain decorated on the exterior in grey and black on a mottled canary yellow ground with blossoming tree peony and wisteria, and a magpie perched on one of the branches. White glaze on the interior. Mark on...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Guangxu
    • Production date: 1875-1908
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Fine thin white porcelain delicately painted in pale transparent 'famille verte' palette enamels with a river scene in the foreground with two swimming ducks and a standing wagtail.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels in the centre with a phoenix standing on a rock, with peonies, aster and other flowers, and three rows of diaper borders.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1720-1740
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • water-pot

    Guangdong stoneware miniature water-pot of globular form with three small feet, two loop handles at the neck, and a ring of eight raised knobs on shoulder. The water-pot has a dark body and bluish glaze with purple 'splashes'. Where...

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC-20thC
    • Production place: China
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with scalloped lip. Fine white porcelain decorated in 'famille verte' palette enamels and overglaze blue enhanced by gilding. Inside, in the centre, a landscape containing the figures Fu xing, Shouxing and Luxing surrounded...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1700
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • water-vessel

    Guangdong stoneware water vessel in form of narcissus flower with four lobes and four tapering feet. The water vessel has a dark body and bluish glaze with crimson and dark grey 'splashes'.

    • Object type: water-vessel
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1949
    • Production place: Shiwan
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with two gilt 'cloud-scroll' handles and gilt mouth-rim. Creamy white crackled porcelain 'hua shi' ware with orange-skin surface. Decorated on exterior in 'famille rose' palette enamels with figures of the Eight Immortals in a...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1770-1850
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels and gold. Leaf-shaped panel in centre, surrounded by floral diaper and displayed upon gold ground, with lady seated on a stool. Deep rose enamel on...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1720-1740
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • wall vase

    Porcelain wall-vase for suspension in a sedan chair, with three holes for hanging. Neck fitted with two gilt dragon handles and base with similarly decorated stand.

    • Object type: wall vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Qianlong
    • Production date: 1736-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Small porcelain cup with handle. Decorated in sancai style, with plain green overglaze enamel inside. Amber, yellow and aubergine enamels applied freely without intended design on the exterior.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar

    Miniature porcelain jar of globular form. Decorated in wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels in red, yellow and green. Design of a dragon and phoenix chasing a pearl among clouds and flames. Mark on rim.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Guangdong stoneware dish in form of mallow flower with six petals. The dish has a dark brown body and green-grey glaze suffused with dark brown. Where exposed, the body is reddish. There is an impressed seal on the base, which is glazed....

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Shiwan
  • brush-shaper

    Guangdong stoneware brush-shaper in form of flattened half peach with twig, two leaves, three small feet, centre divided horizontally with raised ridge, and carved and stained wooden stand with branches, leaves and seed pods. The ink...

    • Object type: brush-shaper
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1900
    • Production place: Shiwan
  • wine-cup

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze yellow, red, green and black enamels. Design on the exterior of three Daoist Gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity. God of Emolument...

    • Object type: wine-cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1800
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer dish. Decorated in overglaze red, green, turquoise, yellow and black enamels. Inside in the centre, a pair of mandarin ducks in a pond among lotus and waterweeds in a double circle, with fish and lotus in the cavetto. On...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chenghua
    • Production date: 1465-1487
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • wine-cup

    Small porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, lime green and aubergine enamels. Design on the exterior of landscape with gentleman scholar leaning on a blossoming prunus...

    • Object type: wine-cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongzheng; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1723-1735
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • meiping

    Guangdong stoneware vase of ovoid meiping form. The vase has thick speckled medium blue glaze with many bubbles. Where exposed the body is dark reddish-brown. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed.

    • Object type: meiping
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1900
    • Production place: Shiwan
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Decorated with underglaze blue against overglaze yellow enamel ground, with gardenia spray inside the centre and sprays of pomegranate, grapevine, peach and lotus around the cavetto. Outside are gardenia scrolls. There is a...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Zhengde; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1506-1521
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish painted with iron brown enamel against a white ground. Inside, incised single spray of gardenia in the centre with four flower and fruit sprays in the cavetto, including grapevine, lotus, pomegranate and persimmon. Outside...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Zhengde; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1506-1521
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, yellow, red and brown enamels. Flowerhead in the centre, enclosed by two pomegranate branches with birds and butterfly around walls. Outside undecorated. There is a mark on the base. Pair with...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tianqi; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1621-1627
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar

    Porcelain jar in the form of a spittoon (zhadou). Decorated all over with enamels on the biscuit. Outside incised with five-clawed dragons and flaming pearls among ruyi clouds, in copper green against a yellow enamel ground. Colourless...

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Zhengde; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1506-1521
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in wucai style, with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels. In the centre, a red and blue dragon chasing a flaming pearl with emblems, while on the exterior are red, yellow, green and blue dragons among clouds....

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Longqing
    • Production date: 1567-1572
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Painted outside with two dragons among clouds in overglaze red enamel. There is a mark on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Jiajing
    • Production date: 1522-1566
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • brush-rest

    Brush-rest of openwork porcelain in form of three dragons atop a narrow rectangular pedestal foot. Decorated in wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels; central larger dragon in blue, and flanking dragons yellow and green....

    • Object type: brush-rest
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar

    Rectangular porcelain jar. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze enamels in green, yellow, aubergine and red. Design of hanging fruit sprays on each façade, including peach, grape, crab-apple and...

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Covered with coffee brown enamel. Design of birds in prunus trees reserved in white around the exterior, with blue, brown and white rosette in inside centre. Colourless glaze on base, with mark.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1522-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Small porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style, with underglaze blue outlines and washes of red, green and yellow overglaze enamels. Five stylised lotus sprays outside, each holding a treasure, between bands of blue double lines. Inside...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain vase in form of ancient bronze. Six vertical tubes below rim, six low relief rectangles around base of neck and six rectangular cubes around waist. Doucai-style decoration with underglaze blue outlines and overglaze red and green...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC(late)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Four-lobed stoneware vase with pear-shaped body. Divided into four vertical panels, coloured alternately with aubergine and pale turquoise enamels applied directly to biscuit, separated by dark turquoise lines. Base covered with pale...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1911
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • box

    Small circular porcelain box. Underglaze blue with scholar leaning against a pine tree in a garden landscape with pagoda above a band of five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl. Turbulent waves on lower sides. There is an inscription on...

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup in form of lotus leaf with three small feet and a biscuit figure of a carp inside. Underglaze blue with leaf veins around outside and dense waterweeds inside.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Small porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Underglaze blue with narrow band of stylised strapwork just above foot. There is an inscription on the base. Inside undecorated.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Large porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling flowers around inside and outside, with a large central roundel with a bunch of lotus flowers and leaves tied with a ribbon. Band of waves on the flattened rim. Base unglazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongle; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1424
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain vase in ancient bronze form. Six applied vertical tubes just below rim and around base of neck, and six rectangular projections around body. Underglaze blue with lotus leaves on foot, ruyi-type motifs at base of body. Six roundels...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain vase in form of double gourd. Underglaze blue with wide bands of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves. Individual flower heads around waist and cloud motifs at the shoulder. Inscription in band just below the lip.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Jiajing
    • Production date: 1522-1566
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Round, box-shaped incense burner. Four pierced cash motif roundels on the sides and also on top. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus and leaves on lower half and lotus and porcelain waterweeds alternating with chrysanthemum in...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC-17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar

    Stoneware water-pot. The water-pot has a coarse grey body and thick turquoise glaze on the interior and partially on the exterior. The base is unglazed.

    • Object type: jar
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: China
  • seal

    Small rectangular porcelain seal surmounted by a seated ram with head rearing up and mouth open. Details in underglaze blue. Face and side incised with inscriptions.

    • Object type: seal
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with deep sides. There are narrow bands of squared spirals in underglaze blue at top of foot and just below rim, stylised flower in centre of interior, narrow band of dotted flowerheads, and a wide band of scrolling strapwork...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongzheng; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1723-1735
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with wide flattened rim. There are two small figures crossing a bridge in a watery landscape in a double circle in underglaze blue in the centre, and six cross-patterned circles on the rim. There is an inscription on the...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Vase of hua shi porcelain with wide base and sloping shoulder. There is a wide band of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves around the body in underglaze blue, and overlapping plantain leaves on the mouth.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar; cover

    Covered porcelain jar of depressed globular form with slightly domed lid and large knop. There are fruiting peach, persimmon and pomegranate branches around the sides in underglaze red, and detached floral sprays on the lid. There is an...

    • Object type: jar; cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1911
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Underglaze blue with band of ruyi motifs and wide band of scrolling flowers and leaves. Roundel with flower spray inside. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Yixing stoneware fan-shaped dish. The dish has a brown body and thick, dark blue-grey glaze with irregular crackle on the interior and partly on the exterior. The lower edge and base are unglazed, and covered with purplish-brown slip.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1949
    • Production place: China
  • dish

    Shallow porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with a band of scrolling lotus flowers around sides and inside cavetto. Roundel with lotus flower and leaves in centre. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Xuande; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1426-1435
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • stem cup

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with numerous actual and mythical animals in reserve against blue waves. Same decoration continues on stem. Central roundel with reserved conch shell on waves inside. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: stem cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • kendi

    Porcelain kendi in the form of a seated toad, with long, hexagonal neck. Underglaze blue delineating body parts of the toad with stippling and flower heads. Lakeside scene with pagoda, rocks, boats, birds and trees on neck in different...

    • Object type: kendi
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen