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  • saucer

    Small porcelain snuff saucer. There is a large central flower against dense ground of leaves and smaller flowers in underglaze blue on the interior. Auspicious emblem on base.

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

    Porcelain cup-stand. There is a band of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves in underglaze blue around the central recess. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with figurative scene of a man carrying a child while riding a pony and followed by an attendant with luggage. Vertical inscription on one side and inscription on base. Pair with C624.

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

    Shallow porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with two groups of tree branches around sides and inside with rocky landscape scene with horse and rider in the centre in double circle. Narrow band of leafy branches around rim. There is an...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1680
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • wine-cup

    Small porcelain wine-cup. Underglaze blue with all over pattern of a fishing net on the exterior and single fish in the centre on the interior. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: wine-cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1630
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain vase of baluster form with flaring mouth rim. Underglaze blue with depiction of the 'Hundred Antiquities' with various vessels on stands and several auspicious emblems around sides. Narrow band of overlapping ruyi heads at...

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

    Porcelain jar of guan form. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with wide band of scenes of numerous children at play on a garden terrace. Diaper band around shoulder with four roundels featuring lingzhi fungus and grasses. Hare mark on...

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style, with underglaze blue washes and outlines, and overglaze red, yellow, green, aubergine and dark brown enamels. Design on the exterior of fungus motifs alternating with segments of floral sprays....

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

    Wide-based porcelain waterpot. Decorated in underglaze copper red and overglaze green and black enamel, with flower and leaf spray.

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

    Circular porcelain box with low domed cover. Decorated top and bottom with floral scroll patterns and butterflies reserved in white against an overglaze iron-red ground.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling hibiscus flowers with star-shaped leaves around outside and similar band around inside cavetto. Roundel in centre with large flower head in double circle. There is an inscription on the...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1730
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Small porcelain dish. Underglaze blue outside with narrow band of scrolling flowers and leaves. Concentric bands of scrolling palmettes within strapwork borders. Raised roundel in the centre with similar palmette and strapwork design. There...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of numerous shou (long life) characters in regular pattern. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with eight-lobed rim in form of a flower. Underglaze blue with three large scale scrolling lotus flowers and leaves in centre. Classic scroll elements in each lobe. Unglazed base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1320-1350
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of large scale fruit sprays above narrower band of small flower sprays. Band of classic scrolls around foot. Similar flower sprays around inside cavetto and central roundel with fruit spray....

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Xuande; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1426-1435
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar

    Miniature porcelain jar of guan form, Underglaze blue with dense scrolling lotus flowers and leaves. Narrow band of overlapping ruyi heads at neck. Horizontal inscription on reserved white panel at the shoulder.

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

    Small porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue inside with character for 'tea' (cha) in double circle in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Small porcelain bowl with lobed sides. Underglaze blue with flower spray in each lobe, both inside and outside, and a central floral roundel inside. Each lobe defined by single blue line.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1435
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze red with two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls. Single red lines below rim and on foot. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with underglaze blue flower and fruit sprays around sides. Overlapping lotus panels rise from the foot, with flower sprays on the foot. Horizontal inscription just below rim.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Xuande; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1426-1435
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar

    Small jar of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze blue with two four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls among clouds, with a band of overlapping ruyi heads on the shoulder. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain porcelain saucer. Underglaze blue with seascape around cavetto including European galleon, mermaid playing a violin, rocks, clouds, a building and waves. French inscription below the rim, and flower head with flying birds in...

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

    Small porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with band of flower and cloud motifs in opposing triangular panels. Central roundel inside with square formed of interlinked ruyi heads. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Large porcelain bowl of 'dice bowl' form. Underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons chasing a pearl. Band of waves at rim. Central roundel inside with inscription.

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

    Small stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with two winged beasts resembling a lion and an elephant in waves. Wide band of waves on stem. Inscription in central roundel inside.

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

    Porcelain bowl with deep, flaring sides. Underglaze blue with three scenes: three gentlemen in a garden landscape, an elegant building enveloped in clouds and two small boys with a qin. Scenes separated by various trees. Central roundel...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with primary scene of ladies engaged in cultural pursuits in a terraced garden: admiring a painting, playing the qin and board games. Also attendants, trees and mountains.

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

    Small porcelain water-pot in form of a fisherman in a boat, with openings at front and back. Underglaze blue with lines defining fisherman's features and a painted wicker roof. Waves along bottom of boat, ruyi patterns around the sides and...

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

    Porcelain dish with gently rounded sides. Underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals in a landscape around the sides, and the God of Longevity (Shoulao) seated on a rock with deer and crane in a roundel in the centre. There is an inscription...

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

    Small round porcelain box with high domed cover. Underglaze blue with scene from The West Chamber (Xixiang ji) on lid, in which scholar Zhang and Yingying embrace in a room while watched by her maid from outside. Landscape scene on lower...

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

    Conical porcelain bowl. Monochrome blue glaze on the exterior with relief decoration in white slip of two groups of song birds perched on a prunus branch, with two butterflies between the groups. Underglaze blue conch shell on waves in a...

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

    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.

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

    Double porcelain bowl with porcelain dish set in the interior sealing the top and a hole at the base. Underglaze blue with scrolling lotus and lappets. Two flying dragons, feiyu, inside with water weeds.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Hongzhi
    • Production date: 1488-1505
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • box

    Circular porcelain box. Underglaze blue with a wide band of mounted warriors in a rocky landscape on lower part and scene of ladies in a garden on upper part. Scholar with cassia branch on a carp turning into a dragon on the upper inside,...

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1700
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • ink-stone

    Circular porcelain ink-slab. Unglazed, raised circular area surrounded by deeply recessed channel. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chenghua
    • Production date: 1465-1487
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar; cover

    Large porcelain jar with lid in the form of a lotus leaf and a knop in the form of a coiled dragon. Underglaze blue scrolling lotus flowers and lappets. Leaf veins with scrolling lingzhi on lid. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: jar; cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Xuande; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1426-1435
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • ink-stone; cover

    Circular covered porcelain ink-stone. Underglaze blue with diaper bands around sides, and large roundel on top with a scholar holding a cassia branch and standing on a carp transforming itself into a dragon in turbulent waves. There is an...

    • Object type: ink-stone; cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1700
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish decorated in underglaze blue with five-clawed dragon and clouds roundel and incised waves. Parallel blue lines around inner and outer rim. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with A606.

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

    Jun stoneware cup. The cup has opalescent blue-grey glaze, and is pale olive green where glaze runs thin at the rim. The base is partly glazed.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1000-1127
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • stem cup

    Porcelain stem cup . Covered with dark greenish-brown opaque glaze, including inside hollow stem. Inscription inside foot.

    • Object type: stem cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1850
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Covered outside with grey-green celadon-toned glaze. Underglaze blue inside with Yin-yang symbol enclosed by the Eight Trigrams and wave pattern, all in a central roundel. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

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

    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...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Covered in green enamel on the exterior, with gilt (kinrande) lotus scrolls. Underglaze blue inside, with flower spray in the centre and diaper band at the rim. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup. Covered outside with copper red glaze, white at the rim. Plain bluish-white glaze inside and on base.

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

    Globular porcelain water-pot. Covered in copper glaze of peach bloom type, mottled green all over except for narrow band of soft pink around base. Plain white glaze inside and on base, with inscription.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1860-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • brush-washer

    Guan stoneware brush-washer with eight petal-shaped lobes. The brush-washer has a dark greyish-brown body and yellowish-grey glaze with close crackle stained dark grey in some areas. There are six small round spur marks on the base, which...

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1300
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with straight sides and rim. Covered inside with plain white glaze and outside with soft copper red glaze. Base glazed bluish-white.

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

    Guan stoneware brush-washer with eight petal-shaped lobes. The brush-washer has a dark greyish-brown body and greenish-grey glaze with close crackle. There are six small round spur marks on the base, which is glazed, as is the foot.

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1300
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • jar; cover

    Porcelain baluster-shaped jar with domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud-shaped knop. The jar has yellow enamel glaze. There is a Kangxi mark on the base, which has a high-fired glaze.

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

    Two porcelain bowls. The bowls have unevenly applied yellow enamel glaze over thin plain glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which has a bluish-white felspathic glaze.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has yellow enamel over plain felspathic glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

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

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and copper red glaze and white at the rim. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

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

    Porcelain dish has yellow glaze over plain felspathic glaze. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish. The dish has transparent turquoise glaze applied directly to the biscuit. There are chatter marks from cutting tool on the base, which is unglazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar; cover

    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.

    • Object type: jar; cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Jiajing
    • Production date: 1522-1566
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bottle

    Porcelain globular bottle. The bottle has a white body, and dull copper-red glaze on the exterior, and plain white on the interior. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed bluish-white.

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

    Jun stoneware foliated dish in form of eight-petalled flower with rounded sides. The dish has opaque greenish-grey glaze with some wide crackle. There are three spur marks on the base, which is glaze.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1000-1127
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • vase

    Qingbai porcelain lobed vase. The vase has a white body and blue-toned qingbai-type glaze. The base is unglazed, and brownish-red where exposed. There are firing cracks on the base.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Song dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Decorated inside with incised dragon painted in green enamel directly on biscuit. On outside, two incised dragons, one in yellow and the other in aubergine enamel, against colourless glazed background with incised waves....

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

    Square condiment porcelain dish with straight sides. Swatow-type colouring, with overglaze enamels in black border on turquoise band at rim, and bird on prunus tree in red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels in centre. Unglazed foot. Pair...

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

    Square condiment porcelain dish with straight sides. Swatow-type colouring, with overglaze enamels in black border on turquoise band at rim, and bird on prunus tree in red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels in centre. Unglazed foot. Pair...

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

    Guangdong stoneware deep bowl. The bowl has a dark grey body and thick sky-blue glaze suffused with purple. Where exposed the body is reddish. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1911
    • Production place: China
  • dish

    Swatow-type Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain dish. Decorated with overglaze turquoise, black and red enamels. Central motif inside of 'split pagoda' design. Four panels in cavetto, each enclosing a landscape scene, alternating with four...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1620
    • Production place: Zhangzhou
  • water-pot

    Porcelain water-pot in form of recumbent elephant, with opening in the centre of the back. Underglaze blue saddle cloth striped with overglaze red enamel.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC(early)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Wide-based porcelain bowl. Decorated outside with two five-clawed dragons in underglaze blue among red enamel painted clouds. Band of key-fret below rim. Inside, three five-clawed dragons among clouds incised under glaze.

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

    Small jar of huashi porcelain. Underglaze blue with primary scene of bearded scholar with two attendants in rocky garden landscape. Schools of flying birds in the sky. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with gilt silver mounts including a stepped, domed lid and tall finial, two baroque filigreed handles and a pleated foot. Underglaze blue inside with eagle perched on a rock and waves in a roundel in the centre. There is an...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC(mid)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Small porcelain bowl with straight sides. Underglaze blue with three friends of winter motif: pine, flowering prunus and bamboo trees. Band of overlapping petals around base. Inscription inside foot on base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Guangdong stoneware incense burner of bronze form with globular body, three cloud-shaped feet and two loop handles. The incense burner has a dark greyish-brown body and blue and black speckled glaze on the exterior. Where exposed, the body...

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

    Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with stylised leaf sprays around sides and inside with central roundel with a white hare staring at the moon in a garden landscape, including rock, flowers and lingzhi fungus tree. Band of rocks and trees...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1601
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with stylised leaf sprays around sides and inside with central roundel with a white hare staring at the moon in a garden landscape, including rock, flowers and lingzhi fungus tree. Band of rocks and trees...

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

    Covered porcelain jar with domed cover and round knop. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling long-stemmed flowers between bands of lotus panels. Large lotus leaf on lid painted in two shades of blue and knop painted to resemble flower...

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

    Round porcelain ink-slab. Unglazed round surface on the top with flower-shaped recess on one side. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling phoenix and flower heads around the sides. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1595
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain incense burner of ancient bronze gui form. Two applied animal mask handles, and high shaped base with four openings. Underglaze blue with two vertical inscriptions on each side.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1627
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Jun stoneware shallow dish with flattened rim. The dish has a pale buff stoneware body and thick green glaze with fine cracking. There are five small oval spur marks on the base, which is glazed, as is the foot.

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

    Porcelain ewer in the form of an elongated pomegranate with branch-shaped spout with applied leaves and star-shaped mouth rim. Underglaze blue with bulb-shaped panels with insects among flowers and open pomegranate fruits. Cloud and...

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

    Cylindrical porcelain ink-slab. Underglaze blue with four characters in ogival reserved panels against diaper and trellised grounds. On the top, blue leaf with four characters around the edges and unglazed peach-shaped area with channel...

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • stem cup

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue and red with two four-clawed dragons facing each other with flaming pearl between them in blue, and three fish swimming around the interior in red. Two blue auspicious emblems with shou (long life)...

    • Object type: stem cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • brush-rest

    Porcelain brush-rest in form of five-peaked mountain. Underglaze blue with dense scrolling lingzhi fungus and leaves and a single diamond-shaped panel with Persian inscription on each side. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain brush-rest in form of five-peaked mountain. Underglaze blue with dense classic scrolls and a single roundel with Arabic inscription on each side. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with a band of two five-clawed dragons amid lotus and waterweeds on the exterior . Roundel with dragon in waterweeds with lotus inside. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Large porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls among clouds. Stylised cloud form in a double circle inside, with classic scrolls around the rim. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chenghua
    • Production date: 1465-1487
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Small porcelain vase with wide bulbous body. Underglaze blue and red with wide band of fish swimming in stylised blue water with red dots for spray above a narrow band of blue and red lattice. A similar band around the neck, and a fish...

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

    Small porcelain porcelain snuff-bottle of cylindrical form. There are multiple insects in underglaze blue and red around the sides and shoulder. Cork surmounted by an ivory stud which is stained red. Auspicious emblem on base.

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

    Round porcelain covered box. There is a figurative scene of a scholar and attendant on a terrace with another man pushing a wheel barrow in underglaze blue on the cover, and a landscape scene with rocks, trees and two buildings around the...

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

    Small porcelain vase of meiping form. There are twelve creatures of the zodiac in a landscape in underglaze blue and red on the exterior.

    • Object type: meiping; vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • snuff-bottle

    Small porcelain snuff-bottle of guan form and domed cover with knop. There are five-clawed dragons against dense flower and leaf ground in underglaze blue, and a similar dense flower and leaf pattern on the cover, with a narrow band of ruyi...

    • Object type: snuff-bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1723-1735
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with three stylised emblems around sides. Wide band of large-scale scrolling fruits around the interior cavetto. Similar fruit spray in central roundel. There is an inscription on the...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC(early)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with band of turbulent waves just above foot and the Eight Trigrams painted just below rim. Yin yang symbol in large double circle inside in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase of bulbous form with wide rounded mouth. Underglaze blue with wide band of large-scale scrolling lotus around body. Rocks in turbulent waves with clouds on one side of neck and inscription on the other. Band of shou...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1687
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • stem cup

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze red and blue with three silhouetted fish around the sides. Central roundel with inscription inside. Unglazed base.

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

    Porcelain stem cup. Underglaze blue with various animals and flying beasts on dense pencilled wave background covering both porcelain cup and stem. Inscription in central roundel inside. Base unglazed.

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

    Porcelain stem cup. Underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons running horizontally around the porcelain cup on dense blue wave ground. Similar waves on stem with tall rocks rising up. Raised ring at top of stem with scrolling ruyi type...

    • Object type: stem cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1662-1800
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • water-pot

    Porcelain hexagonal water-pot. Fleshy dragon in high relief on three sides, crawling towards the mouth, in black enamel against a yellow ground. Base glazed.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain Wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style, with underglaze blue washes and outlines and overglaze green, red, yellow and aubergine and dark brown enamels. Design on the exterior with fungus motifs alternating with segments of flower...

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

    Porcelain Wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style, with underglaze blue washes and outlines, and overglaze green, yellow, ochre and dark brown enamels. Design on the exterior with fungus elements alternating with segments of flower sprays.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Daoguang
    • Production date: 1821-1850
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain vase with high rounded shoulders. Decorated with flower sprays and leaves in underglaze red and overglaze green and black enamels.

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

    Small porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with parallel lines around inner and outer rim and foot. Central roundel inside with inscription, and inscription on base.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 15thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • tile

    Porcelain tile. Underglaze blue on one side with large roundel in the centre with four ruyi sprays and reserved triangular panel with long Arabic inscription. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with wide band of lotus sprays alternating with roundels containing Arabic characters beneath narrow diaper band. Roundel in centre with four lotus sprays circling another smaller roundel with an Arabic...

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

    Deep porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of five lions sporting with brocaded ball and ribbons, with auspicious symbols scattered around. Band of overlapping petal panels above foot. Central roundel inside with two similar lions....

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Xuande; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1426-1435
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Round porcelain incense burner in form of ancient lian with three cloud-shaped feet. Underglaze blue with men in a landscape in a band around lower part and upper band with four characters in reserved ogival panels on dense diaper ground.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 15thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen