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  • dish

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a straight rim. There are dragons and pearls incised in Sancai style on-biscuit purple, brown and green enamel in the centre of the interior, flower sprays in the cavetto, and dragons and fungus incised...

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

    Guangdong stoneware brush-washer in form of flower with four large and four small lobes, four short feet, and a lizard in relief on the underside. The brush-washer has a buff body and green-grey glaze with some crazing. There is an...

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1949
    • Production place: Shiwan
  • vase

    Small porcelain vase of bronze form with two dark blue mask handles. Underglaze blue with scrolling morning glories on neck and body. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Large porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with scrolling flower heads inside and outside. Unglazed base.

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

    Ru-type porcelain test ring sample. The sample has a buff coloured body with thin translucent blue-grey glaze. There are three tiny spur marks on one side and an inscription on the other.

    • Object type: sample
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1900-1935
    • Production place: China
  • bowl

    Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Covered outside with opaque lime-green enamel over plain high-fired glaze showing white inside. Plain glaze on base, with inscription.

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

    Yixing stoneware figure of a duck in seated position, modelled in two sections joined horizontally. The figure has a pale buff body and thick duck egg blue glaze with close crackle. The bill and feet are covered in reddish-brown slip and...

    • Object type: figure
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
    • Production place: China
  • seal

    Dehua porcelain square seal surmounted by a modelled seated lion. The seal is stained red, and unglazed.

    • Object type: seal
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC-18thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • seal

    Small porcelain seal in form of an old woman seated on a stool. Underglaze blue colouring woman's cloak and details of her face and hair. Horizontal inscription on front side of stool. Carved characters on unglazed base.

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

    Dehua porcelain square seal surmounted by a modelled seated lion. The seal is stained red, and unglazed.

    • Object type: seal
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • bowl

    Jun stoneware bracket-lobed bowl with rounded sides moulded in ten petal shaped lobes ('lian ban wan'). The bowl has sky blue glaze with areas of purple and dark red in-glaze copper splashes, appearing green in concentrated places, and...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1115-1300
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • meiping

    Ding stoneware meiping vase. Thrown in three parts, joins discernible at the neck and halfway down the creamy white body. Decorated with carved and incised designs of overlapping petals and a peony scroll.

    • Object type: meiping
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC-12thC
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • brush-washer

    Ru stoneware brush-washer of elliptical form, with rounded sides, two fish incised on the interior, and a recessed circle in the centre of the base. The brush-washer has blue-grey glaze with slight lavender tone and fine crackle. . There...

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1086-1125
    • Production place: Henan (province)
  • dish

    Ru stoneware dish with rounded sides and everted rim. The dish has thick, translucent greenish-blue glaze with fine crackle. There are three small eliptical spur marks on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1050-1150
    • Production place: Henan (province)
  • bottle

    Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim. The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot-...

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1279
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • flask

    Porcelain flask of flattened globular form, with wide long neck tapering in the middle. There is a three-clawed dragon in reserve against a background of waves in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, a wide band of scrolling lotus...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded cavetto and flattened rim curving upward at the edge. There is a scene of a man with two servant boys, one carrying a fan, the other a qin, admiring the moon on a terrace beside a pavilion, in underglaze cobalt...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1671
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bottle

    Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim. There is a band of lingzhi fungi in underglaze blue below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers in underglaze blue on the neck,...

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongle; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1425
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Ding stoneware bowl with metal-bound rim. The bowl has black glaze.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC-12thC
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • bowl

    Longquan stoneware bowl with slightly sloping sides and an everted rim. The bowl has grey-blue glaze.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • ewer; cover

    Porcelain 'monk's cap' ewer. The ewer has a white body and transparent grey-toned glaze. There is a lotus scroll incised on the rim, neck and spout, a cloud collar with flower spray on the shoulder, Tibetan Lance characters around the...

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. The dish has a fine, thin, white body. There is a poetical inscription, three seals, and a blossoming magnolia and peach spray in 'Gu Yue' style 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior, and four lotuses...

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted lip. The bowl has a fine white body. There is a peony and a rose in 'Gu Yue' style, 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior, and sprays of convolvulus in a diaper ground of blue...

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

    Bottle-shaped vase with globular body and tall cylindrical neck. The vase has a fine white body. There is a landscape scene of a mounted official looking over his shoulder as he gallops away on his horse in low relief and 'famille verte'...

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

    Set of twelve porcelain wine-cups with deep sides. The wine-cups have a fine white eggshell body. There is a different seasonal tree, shrub or flower, to represent one of the twelve months, in 'famille verte' palette enamel and underglaze...

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

    Glass snuff-bottle of double gourd form with short neck and flat base. The snuff-bottle is milky-white opaque glass. There is a gourd-vine and red bats in mixed enamel on the body, and a band of yellow spotted with red from which hangs a...

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

    Fine white porcelain bowl. Decorated in red, blue, green, orange and yellow enamels in a ground of yellow. Design of intertwining peony scroll around the exterior, with interior bluish-white and undecorated.

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

    Porcelain ewer of yuhuchun form, with high strap handle and long spout attached by a cloud-shaped strut to the neck. Underglaze red with scrolling flowers around body. Bands of squared spirals, overlapping leaves and classic scrolls on...

    • Object type: ewer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Hongwu
    • Production date: 1368-1398
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Underglaze blue and red with two underglaze red incised five-clawed dragons amid blue clouds. Parallel blue lines around the interior rim, with inscription in the centre.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling day lilies between parallel blue lines. Similar scrolling lilies inside and stylised flowerhead in double circle in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling hibiscus flowers and leaves between pairs of blue lines on both inside and outside. Floral roundel in centre inside. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Handscroll showing Chinese antiquities.

    • Object type: handscroll
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongzheng; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1728
    • Production place: Beijing
  • bottle

    Porcelain bottle of yuhuchun ping form with flaring mouth rim. Underglaze blue with two song birds on a flowering prunus branch. Bands of scrolling flowers and scrolls on neck. Ruyi heads just below mouth rim, squared spirals on the foot...

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongle; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1424
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • brush-washer

    Ru ware brush-washer. The brush-washer has an ash grey body and blue-grey glaze with lavender tone and fine crackle stained grey in places. There is an impressed or incised motif on the interior. There are three tiny oval spur marks on the...

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1086-1125
    • Production place: Henan (province)
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has rich copper red glaze, white at the rim. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

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

    Longquan porcelain pear-shaped covered ewer with long spout and handle which is trilobate at the lower end. The ewer has pale greyish green glaze.

    • Object type: ewer; cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 14thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • vase

    Longquan porcelain meiping vase of octagonal form. The vase has grey green glaze. There are three moulded panels on each of the eight facets, with chrysanthemum sprays on the upper and lower panels. The centre panels are unglazed and...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 14thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • vase; bottle

    Jun stoneware pear-shaped bottle-vase with tall slender neck and flared mouthrim. The vase has thick, opalescent blue-grey glaze with large purple areas of in-glaze copper pigment.

    • Object type: vase; bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC-12thC
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • basin

    Guan stoneware basin, of hexagonal form with straight sides asix cloud-shaped feet. The basin has opaque greenish-grey celadon glaze with wide, irregular crackle. The base is glazed, and has seven spur marks.

    • Object type: basin
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1279
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly flared rim. The bowl has rich dark copper red glaze, bluish-white at the rim. There are traces of incised lotus panels around the base. There is a bluish white glaze on the base and inner wall...

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

    Porcelain bowl with slightly curving sides. The bowl has cobalt-blue glaze on interior and exterior, with a narrow band of coffee glaze at the rim, and brownish-black slip on foot-ring and base. There are two four-clawed dragons, clouds...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1662
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Longquan stoneware dish with lobed rim. The dish has opaque bluish-grey glaze.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC-13thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • dish

    Guan stoneware foliated dish in the form of a chesnut flower with eight petal-shaped foliations. The dish has a dark grey body and thick clear blue glaze with wide, fine golden brown crackle. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1279
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • snuff-bottle

    Porcelain snuff-bottle of double gourd form with two small loop handles on the shoulders, and a gilt filigree metal stopper with an ivory spoon attached. The snuff bottle has a fine white body. There are gourd vines in enamel on a gold...

    • Object type: snuff-bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Qianlong
    • Production date: 1736-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. The dish has a fine white body. There is a large peach shaded in iron red with a seal script character in gold, twigs and leaves on the interior, and three twigs with green peaches inscribed in gold on the...

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

    Longquan porcelain dish with flattened mouth rim. The dish has grey-green glaze. There are two four-clawed dragons chasing pearls carved around the well, and two unglazed biscuit tigers in the centre.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1300-1368
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • teapot

    Porcelain teapot with rounded body and cover with globular knob. Fine white glassy porcelain decorated in 'Gu Yue' style in 'famille rose' palette enamels, black and brown on one side with rocks, shrubs, flowering prunus.

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. Fine white porcelain delicately painted on reverse with design of intertwining branches of blossoming prunus and mallow in 'famille rose' palette enamels and black in 'Gu Yue' style followed by poetic...

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

    Small porcelain dish. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue washes and outlines and overglaze green, yellow and brown enamels. Inside in the centre, a roundel of interlocking ruyi head motifs between yellow and blue circles....

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

    Round porcelain porcelain box. Underglaze blue on top with the Eight Buddhist emblems on lotus flowers scrolling around a centralised stylised flower head composed of a Buddhist wheel circled by lotus petals. Similar scrolling emblems on...

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 15thC(early)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Guan stoneware bowl constructed in two parts with inner bowl and outer container, both of which are lobed with five petal-shaped sections in the form of a prunus flower. The bowl has a grey body and bluish-grey glaze with crackle stained...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC-13thC
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • basin

    Ding stoneware basin, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. Carved and incised peony scrolls on interior and exterior.

    • Object type: basin
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1086-1127
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • bottle

    Ru stoneware bottle with globular body, long neck, flaring mouthrim, and high splayed foot. The vase has a copper bound mouthrim, and thick, greyish lavender glaze with greenish tones, and a fine crackle stained grey in places.

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1050-1150
    • Production place: Henan (province)
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. The dish has a fine, thin, white body. There is a poetical inscription, three seals, and a blossoming magnolia and peach spray in 'Gu Yue' style 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior, and four lotuses...

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

    Porcelain bottle-vase with two tubular handles attached below the mouth-rim. The bottle-vase has a fine, white, glassy body. There are rocks, orchids, roses and grasses in 'Gu Yue' style mixed enamel on the exterior.

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

    Bottle-shaped flask with flattened globular body and short narrow cylindrical neck with two cloud scroll handles joining neck and shoulder. The flask has a fine white body and slightly undulating 'chicken skin' glaze. There is a bird in a...

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

    Yaozhou stoneware cylindrical box with straight sides and a low domed lid. The box has olive green glaze. There is a deeply carved peony scroll with four flower heads and a narrow leaf scroll band on the lid, and petal band carved on the...

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC-12thC
    • Production place: Huangpu
  • teapot

    Porcelain teapot with ovoid body and curved handle and spout. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze enamels. Design of Three Friends of Winter, pine, bamboo and prunus, with soft washes of green,...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Decorated with underglaze blue and overglaze iron red enamel. Two five-clawed dragons in red enamel around sides, among blue clouds. Band of turbulent blue waves around base. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling flowers and leaves above a band of overlapping petals. Wide band of scrolling flowers and leaves on inside, including peony and camellia. Roundel with single chrysanthemum in...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of three sprays of scrolling melons and vines . Pairs of blue lines at rim, base and foot. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Large porcelain flask of bian hu form. Underglaze blue with large three-clawed dragon among scrolling lotus. Similar scrolling lotus on neck and squared spirals at the rim.

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

    Porcelain dish. Covered in deep blue glaze, with decoration in white slip of three-clawed dragon in pursuit of a pearl. Base unglazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 14thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Guan stoneware vase of ancient bronze zong form with a square body, and short cylindrical neck and foot. The vase has thick, translucent grey-green glaze with a wide crackle stained grey and light brown in some areas.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1279
    • Production place: Laohudong; Jiaotanxia
  • bowl-stand

    Ru stoneware bowl-stand, bowl shaped with a flange shaped like a five petalled flower. The bowl-stand has greyish-blue glaze with fine crackle. There are five elliptical spur marks on the base.

    • Object type: bowl-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC(late)-12thC(early)
    • Production place: Henan (province)
  • brush-washer

    Ru stoneware brush-washer with flaring sides on a low, splayed foot. The brush-washer has thick, finely crackled greyish-blue celadon glaze, and there are three small spur marks on the base.

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1086-1125
    • Production place: Qingliangsi
  • cover; bowl

    Porcelain bowl with domed cover. There are two five-clawed dragons among clouds in underglaze cobalt blue on the sides and on the lid. There are marks inside the lid and the bowl.

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

    Ru stoneware incense burner in form of Warring States or Han dynasty bronze or lacquer Lian, with cylindrical body, three cabriole legs, and three raised 'bow-string' lines around body. The incense burner has an ash-grey body covered in...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC(late)-12thC(early)
    • Production place: Henan (province)
  • flower-pot

    Jun ware lobed flower-pot. The flower-pot has a grey-brown body with pale blue glaze on the interior and purple glaze on the exterior with 'earthworm' marks caused by splitting. There are five holes cut into the base and two inscriptions...

    • Object type: flower-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1368-1435
    • Production place: Juntai
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and everted lip. The bowl has a white body and transparent glaze. There is an apricot tree in blossom, a willow, and a pair of swallows '(xing liu chun yen)' in 'famille rose' palette enamel on one side of...

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine white body. There are prunus trees in blossom painted in sepia, a poem of ten characters in black, and three seals in pink enamel on the exterior. A pair with PDF 827.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine white body. There are prunus trees in blossom painted in sepia, a poem of ten characters in black, and three seals in pink enamel on the exterior. A pair with PDF 828.

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

    Porcelain globular jar with short, straight neck, wide mouth and broad shoulder tapering to a wide flat base. There are three cactus-like rocks with flower sprays on a wavy ground with smaller rocks and butterflies in between in Doucai...

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

    Porcelain bowl with low curving sides, straight rim and recessed base. There are five lotus sprays, each with an offering above (flower, sacred mountain, fruit, white conch, shell and candlestick) in Doucai style with underglaze blue...

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

    Porcelain bottle-shaped vase with ovoid body. Fine white semi-eggshell porcelain decorated in delicate 'famille rose' palette enamels, in the manner of a European 18th century oil-painting, with pastoral scene of two ladies and a little...

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

    Porcelain moon flask (baoyue ping) with two cloud-shaped handles. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green and pale aubergine enamels. The design is of a flowering peach branch overhanging...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling magnolia flowers and leaves between parallel blue lines. Similar band around inside with central roundel with a stylised flower head in a double circle. There is an inscription on...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling formal lotus flowers and leaves between parallel blue lines. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Stemmed porcelain bowl with rounded body. Form based on ancient bronze dou. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling day lilies above petals rising from the base. Lotus roundel in a double circle inside. Horizontal inscription below...

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

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue waves with incised dragons in reserve. Groups of rocks rising from base. Inscription in roundel inside.

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

    Large porcelain vase of baluster form, with painted areas all carved in low relief. There are two large four-clawed red dragons rising from blue waves chasing a flaming pearl in underglaze blue, red and celadon glaze. There is an...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1681-1688
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling baoxiang flowers around sides, above a band of stylised ruyi around foot. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with two horizontal five-clawed dragons on dense pale blue wave ground with rocks around the exterior. Inside in centre, a five-clawed dragon on similar wave ground. Anhua design around cavetto of two dragons...

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

    Oval writing box and cover. Underglaze blue with dense lattice pattern inset with ogival panels containing scrolling flowers. 'Three Friends of Winter', pine, prunus and bamboo, on inside of lid. Inside contains separate areas for porcelain...

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

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue and red with incised five-clawed dragons in red against blue waves. Anhua horizontal dragons painted in slip on the interior.

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

    Porcelain flask of baoyueping form with two cloud-shaped handles attached at the sides of the neck. Underglaze blue scene of a song bird on a flowering prunus branch on one side and a peach branch on the other. Stylised flower sprays on...

    • Object type: flask
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongle; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1424
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • wine-cup

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze yellow, red and green enamels. On outside walls, four 'kui' dragons with lotus sprigs in their mouths, within medallions. Segments of...

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

    Small porcelain bowl with straight sides. Wide band of pierced openwork around sides, with four inset underglaze blue roundels containing a flying phoenix. At the top of the openwork band are four small roundels with pierced characters....

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

    Shallow porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with six roundels containing scenes of figures in various landscapes in a band of carved latticework. On the interior is a scene of three gentlemen seated at tables with screens behind, observing...

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

    Porcelain bowl with straight openwork sides. Relief and underglaze blue with band of applied biscuit figures of Shou Lao and other immortals, with lattice openwork. Base glazed.

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

    Porcelain stem cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze green, transparent putouzi (grape purple) and yellow enamels. Design of grapevines around the exterior. Partly hollow glazed stem, with...

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

    Porcelain flask of baoyue form. Two strap-handles attached to the shoulder. Underglaze blue with dense geometrical pattern with central star-shaped motif and numerous hexagonal and triangular panels. Cloud collars with flowers around mouth....

    • Object type: flask
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1424
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with slightly rounded sides. The cup has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There are monsters among waves with a flaming wheel incised 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
  • cup

    Pair of porcelain cups with tall sides and slightly everted mouth rim. Cup 'a' has a scene from the 'West Chamber' (Xixiang Ji) of Cui Yingying seeing off Scholar Zhang with a maid serving wine in a garden landscape in underglaze cobalt...

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

    Porcelain 'chicken cup' wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue washes and outlines and overglaze green, red, yellow, and brown enamels. Design on the exterior of rooster, hen and chicks with lilies and peony shrubs behind...

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

    Porcelain bowl with silver-gilt mount and cover. The bowl is known as the Lennard Cup. There are incised lotus scrolls on the exterior, and a hare in reverse against a landscape in underglaze cobalt blue on the interior. There is a mark on...

    • Object type: mount; bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1569
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • One of the David Vases; altar-vase

    Large porcelain altar-vase of ancient bronze form. Two applied elephant head handles. Underglaze blue with scrolling four-clawed dragon, facing right with mouth closed, in clouds around the main part. Band of scrolling peonies, overlapping...

    • Object type: altar-vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1351
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • One of the David Vases; altar-vase

    Large porcelain altar-vase of ancient bronze form. Two applied elephant head handles . Underglaze blue with scrolling four-clawed dragon, facing left with mouth open, in clouds around the main part. Band of scrolling peonies, overlapping...

    • Object type: altar-vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1351
    • Production place: Jingdezhen