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  • figure

    Dehua ware porcelain figure of seated Budai Heshang, leaning against his hempen bag full of treasures. He is barefooted, has elongated ear lobes and has an 'ushnisha' (a fleshy lump on the top of his head, one of the 32 marks of...

    • Object type: figure
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with flared rim. The bowl has a white body covered with a faint blue-tinged glaze, which is especially noticeable on the base.

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

    Porcelain jar and cover with a rolled rim. The jar is decorated with fine incised designs. There is a panel of 2 five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls just below the rim, and a lingzhi scroll on the shoulder.

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

    Porcelain round box and lid. The box has crazed creamy glaze. There is moulded decoration of lappets, trellis patterns and key-fret panels on the box and on the lid.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
  • water-pot

    Porcelain water-pot. The water-pot has white crazed glaze. There is an incised design of classic scroll at the mouth-rim and round the body with a lotus scroll. A pair with PDF.470.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
  • brush-shaper

    Porcelain ink palette in the form of a curling ribbon holding a spray of lotus flowers, pods and leaf, all modelled on the back as well as the front. The ink palette has creamy glaze.

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

    Porcelain bowl with straight brown glazed rim. The bowl has blue-toned glaze. There is a moulded decoration of seal character in medallions against a field of trellis on the interior of the bowl, with a key-fret border above, and a panel of...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with five lobed mouth-rim. There is an incised design of lotus flowers round the interior wall, and a dragon medallion in the centre surrounded by a key-fret panel.

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

    Porcelain bowl with straight rim. The bowl has blue tinged glaze.

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

    Porcelain bowl. There is 'anhua' slip decoration of Buddhist symbols.

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

    Porcelain bowl with straight brown stained rim and glazed recessed base. The bowl has blue-grey toned glaze, except for a wide area round the base. There is a landscape design of a man on horseback followed by a servant incised on the...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC(mid)
  • vase

    Porcelain vase with flaring mouth, depressed globular body and spreading foot. There is an incised design of banana leaf panel on the neck, a key-fret panel on the shoulder, and four pheonix medallions on the main body.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
  • stand

    Porcelain stand with raised square bands below the neck, and three openwork panels in the centre. The stand has cream white glaze. Stand for PDF.447.

    • Object type: stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1700
    • Production place: Dehua
  • cup

    Porcelain cup. There is an incised design of two dragons among clouds on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain teapot in form of a bamboo section. The teapot has crazed cream glaze. There is a carved and relief design of bamboo branches on one side, and an incised inscription on the other side.

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

    Porcelain bowl of conical form. The bowl has creamy glaze.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1700
    • Production place: Dehua
  • figure

    Dehua porcelain figure of a standing Bodhidharma, with bare feet, is wrapped in a long cape held close in one hand, and in the other hand he holds a shoe.

    • Object type: figure
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • teapot; lid

    Dehua porcelain teapot, rounded in form with a square mouth-rim, and relief decoration of leafy branches, with one branch forming the handle and another the lid and its handle. On the base is a foot ring in the form of a six pointed star.

    • Object type: teapot; lid
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1700
    • Production place: Dehua
  • cup

    Dehua porcelain cup in the shape of a magnolia flower with a stem extending from the mouth-rim curling at the base to form four feet. The cup has glaze all over except for the feet. There are five incised lines, which give form to the...

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

    Porcelain cup with straight rim. White. The base is glazed.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • vase

    Dehua-type porcelain vase of baluster form, with two animal marks in high relief, and rings hanging down against the body of the neck. There is an inscription in brown under the glaze on the body.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1639
    • Production place: Dehua
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with straight rim. The bowl has a white body with a blue tinged glaze. There is red and green enamel decoration over a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Changsha stoneware model of a bell. The bell has brown glaze on the lower half.

    • Object type: model; bell
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 700-900
    • Production place: Changsha
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain incense burner of archaistic kuei form, with two lion heads on shoulder. The incense burner is black with a white rim. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Stoneware jar, with four rectangular handles set horizontally on the shoulder. The jar has transparent greenish brown glaze on the interior of the neck, exterior, and on the base. There is a tiger and clouds painted on the brown exterior....

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 823
    • Production place: Changsha
  • head-rest

    Cizhou-type stoneware leaf-shaped mortuary head-rest. The head-rest has brown slip incised with a phoenix on a scroll background to reveal white slip. There is an inscription on the back and the base.

    • Object type: head-rest
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
    • Production place: China
  • jar

    Ganzhou stoneware jar, with imitation basketwork lower exterior. The jar has black glaze shading to brown on the lip and interior, and white glaze studs on the shoulder.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1279
    • Production place: Jiangxi
  • head-rest

    Stoneware head rest of rectangular form with imitation moulded basketwork. The head rest has black and brown glaze. There are floral motifs on four sides, with impressed cartouches on the square ends.

    • Object type: head-rest
    • Production date: 1912-1949
    • Production place: China
  • vase

    Stoneware vase with tubular neck. The vase has black gloss glaze.

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

    Porcelain incense-burner with relief-moulded animal masks on the sides. The incense-burner has a white body and cream white crackled glaze.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
  • model

    Yue stoneware model of a chicken coop with two birds roosting on the roof. The model has glossy greenish-grey glaze. There are two square holes cut into one side, and incised lines on body to imitate a wooden structure.

    • Object type: model
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Western Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 265-316
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • box

    Yue stoneware round box with domed cover. The box has brownish green glaze. There is an incised floral design on lid.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 9thC
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • pestle; mortar

    Longquan stoneware mortar and pestle. The mortar is bowl-shaped, with carved overlapping petals. The mortar has glossy grey-green glaze on the exterior. The dome-ended pestle has greenish-grey glaze on the handle.

    • Object type: pestle; mortar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 950-1200
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • dish

    Longquan stoneware dish with lobed well and foliated rim with six brackets. The dish has grey-green glaze. There are three birds perched on peach sprays in unglazed relief on the interior.

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

    Longquan stoneware bowl with rounded sides. The bowl has thick grey-green glaze. There is a moulded chrysanthemum in the centre surrounded by a carved wide band of vertical grooves and a peony scroll, petal panels carved and incised on the...

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

    Longquan stoneware rectangular table screen with integral stand of lion heads and scrolls in relief. The screen has uneven grey-green glaze. On one side of the screen, there are carved fish in waves in the central panel, two children with...

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

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

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

    Yue stoneware spittoon with an inverted hemispherical base section, a narrow neck and widely flared bowl shaped upper section. The spittoon has grey-green glaze.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There are four formal lotus flowers and scrolls in kinrande underglaze gilding around the exterior. There is a mark on the base. Pair with A465.

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

    Porcelain tile. The tile has a white body and transparent glaze. Where exposed to firing , the body is reddish brown.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze, with brown-glazed rim. There is a lappet panel moulded on the interior, and a flower in the centre of the interior. There is a mark on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC-18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • water-pot

    Soft Jun stoneware water pot in form of peach with twig and three leaves attached. The water-pot has a buff body and sky-blue glaze on interior and exterior with three faint purple marks on the exterior near the pointed end of the peach....

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1644
    • Production place: China
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a dragon in 'anhua' slip on the interior. There is a firing crack and a mark on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1911-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Yingqing type porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body, copper-bound mouth-rim, and blue-grey toned glaze. There are six panels of phoenixes among flower scrolls moulded on the sides, and a flowering branch in the well.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1368
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and grey-toned glaze. The base is unglazed.

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

    Porcelain bottle-shaped vase. The vase has a white body.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
  • wine-pot

    Porcelain wine pot, with chain attaching the cover to the pot. The wine-pot has a white body and grey-toned glaze. There is a cloud collar incised on the cover, a classic scroll on the spout, and lotus scroll on the body.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl incised on the exterior, and a three-peaked mountain rising from waves, and reaching into clouds, on the interior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a wave pattern in slip below the interior rim, six flower scroll beneath, key-fret pattern incised around the exterior rim, and petal panel beneath.

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

    Porcelain bowl with inturned rim. The bowl has a white body and cream-white glaze. There is an inscription incised on the exterior. The foot rim and two areas on the interior are unglazed.

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

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a phoenix among clouds and four characters moulded on the interior. The base and the foot ring are unglazed, and stained brown. There is a mark on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1328
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is an openwork trellis panel and relief design of five medallions containing Shou-lao and the Eight Immortals on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain vase with two handles fitted with rings. The vase has a white body. There is a carved band of key-fret around waist. Pair with A400.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • vase

    Guan-type stoneware 'arrow vase' with bulbous body and long cylindrical neck with two vertical tubular handles. The vase has a grey body covered in thick blue-grey glaze with wide crackle stained dark brown. Where exposed in firing, the...

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

    Ge stoneware bowl with six-lobed rim. The bowl has a dark grey body covered in yellowish-grey glaze with even crackle stained dark grey. The base and the foot are glazed and the foot rim unglazed. Where exposed, the body has turned reddish...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
    • Production place: Zhejiang (province)
  • incense-burner

    Ge stoneware incense burner in the form of an ancient bronze gui with two small handles in the form of fish or birds. The incense-burner has a dark grey body covered with thick yellowish-grey glaze with even crackle stained dark grey and...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1279-1368
    • Production place: Zhejiang (province)
  • seal

    Jun stoneware square seal. The seal has opalescent blue glaze. There is a Korean Pak character (a family name) carved in relief with a square border on the base.

    • Object type: seal
    • Production place: Korea; China
  • dish

    Longquan ware porcelain dish with fluted rim. Impressed peony spray in centre on which superimposed moulded fish. Pale grey body covered with thick grey-green glaze. Unglazed ring on base.

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

    Longquan ware porcelain incense-burner of archaic ding tripod shape with globular body, three cabriole legs each moulded into shape of lion's paw with animal mask at the top, and two strap handles on the shoulder. The base of the vessel is...

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

    Yaozhou porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine grey body and thick, very pale greenish-grey glaze. Where exposed, the body is reddish-brown. The foot rim is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Five Dynasties
    • Production date: 10thC
    • Production place: Huangpu
  • bowl

    Longquan stoneware bowl. The bowl has a fine, pale grey body and closely crackled greyish-green glaze. There are overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 13thC-14thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • screen

    Longquan stoneware table screen of imitation wooden form, with integral stand. The stand has a pale grey body and crackled blue-green glaze. There is a qilin in a landscape with lingzhi fungus in one corner, and the clouds and sun above....

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

    Ge-type stoneware drum-shaped water-dropper, with two holes in the top. The water-dropper has a very dark grey body covered with blue-grey glaze with fine crackle stained very dark grey. There are three round spur marks on the base, which...

    • Object type: water-dropper
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: China
  • bowl

    Guan-type ware bowl. The bowl has a dark grey body with thick greenish-grey glaze with even crackle stained mainly dark grey with some ginger. The base and foot are glazed and the foot rim unglazed.

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

    Jun stoneware dish. The dish has purple glaze with blue overtones on the interior and purple glaze with green flecks on the exterior, shading to olive brown where glaze runs thin at the rim. The base is unglazed, and the body has turned...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1368-1398
    • Production place: Juntai
  • dish

    Jun stoneware dish with rounded sides. The dish has blue and purple glaze on the interior and reddish-purple on the exterior, shading to transparent olive brown where it runs thin at the rim. There is a Chinese numeral Jiu (nine) carved on...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1368-1398
    • Production place: Juntai
  • bowl

    Stoneware bowl with straight sides. The bowl has a buff body and cream slip, dulled and crackled through burial. The foot-ring is unglazed.

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

    Porcelain brush-washer in shape of half aubergine cut lengthwise, with applied stem at narrow end, and carved wooden stand. The mouthrim was bound with copper at one point. The brush-washer has a 'soft paste' body and crackled yellowish...

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides and slightly incurving foot. The dish has a fine white body. There is a berry laden branch and two butterflies hovering around and above it in transparent 'famille verte' palette enamel on a...

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. There is a scene representing part of the West Lake at Hangzhou within a six-petalled central panel in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior.

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

    Pot-pourri container of globular form with elaborately pierced walls. The container has a white body. There are four circular medallions of the flowers of the four seasons, within borders of scattered blossoms in 'famille rose' on-biscuit...

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

    Porcelain miniature dish. The dish has a fine white eggshell body. There is an immortal, standing on waves and bearing a wand with Daoist attributes, accompanied by a deer, in opaque 'famille rose' palette enamel in the centre of the...

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

    Pair of porcelain cups. The cups have a fine white body. There is a landscape scene in which are depicted a pair of quails '(shuang an)' and flowers on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain cup with broad foot ring and base. The cup has a fine, thin, white body. There is a poppy and two flowering sprays of peony in brown, iron-red and 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior, and fruit seeds and a melon on the...

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

    Porcelain dish with flattened rim. The dish has a fine white body. There is a landscape scene with rocks, bamboo and pine trees, below which appear three ladies, painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior, and leaves,...

    • 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 801.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and straight rim. There are two confronted dragons with a flaming pearl and clouds in Wucai style underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow and green enamel in the centre of the interior, and double lines...

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, straight rim, and narrow, high foot. There are two dragons pursuing pearls in underglaze blue and overglaze green and black enamel on the exterior, and a band of key-fret around the foot. There is a mark...

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

    Porcelain tripod of archaic bronze ding form with rounded body and relief-moulded dragons and lingzhi fungus scrolls. The dragons and scrolls are picked out in wucai-style underglaze blue and red and green overglaze enamel on the exterior....

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, everted rim and tapering foot. There are flower and fruit sprays in underglaze blue in reserve against a yellow enamel ground on the interior and the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the...

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

    Porcelain cylindrical incense burner on three small feet and a recess on the base. There are three medallions with psuedo-Arabic inscriptions alternating with lotus scrolls in Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1700
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. There is a medallion enclosing an image of Liu Hai with three-legged toad in a landscape in gilt in the centre of the interior, gilt floral scrolls around the interior and exterior walls,...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with steep sides, flared rim and low, tapering footrim. There are two dragons among clouds in yellow, red and black enamel on the exterior, and double lines in underglaze blue at the rim and the foot. There is a mark in...

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim, on a slightly tapering footrim. There are four medallions with beaded jewel strings, tassels and flower heads between in overglaze red, green and yellow enamel and gilding on the exterior....

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly flared rim. There are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl among waves incised and decorated in yellow and green on-biscuit enamel on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Rectangular porcelain pen tray with round sides and everted rim. There are dragons in wucai-style underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow and green overglaze enamel on the long sides, ruyi clouds on the short sides, and a band of key...

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

    Porcelain cup with curved sides and slightly everted rim. There are dragons chasing pearls among waves and clouds in green on-biscuit enamel against yellow on-biscuit enamel ground. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain brush-washer of T-shape. There are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl in red and green enamel on the interior, and fungus scroll on interior and exterior walls. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with curving sides and everted rim, on a straight footring. There is a flower spray in Sancai-style yellow, green and pale aubergine on-biscuit enamels in the centre of the interior, and sprays of chrysanthemum, camellia,...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Shunzhi; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1661
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • ink-stone

    Longquan stoneware octagonal inkstone with eight feet. The inkstone has translucent grey-green glaze. There is one of the Eight Trigrams in relief on each of the eight sides, and an unglazed circular panel on the top surrounded by a glazed...

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Hongwu
    • Production date: 1372
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • dish

    Longquan stoneware dish with short rounded sides. The dish has translucent grey-green glaze. There is a dragon among clouds carved in the centre, with a floral scroll around the walls.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongle; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1424
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • basin

    Yue stoneware basin with rounded sides and wide, flattened rim. The basin has olive green glaze. There are two fish joined by a wavy line incised on the interior, and a diaper band and four applied animal masks on the exterior. There are...

    • Object type: basin
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Western Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 3rdC-4thC
    • Production place: Shaoxing
  • bowl

    Yaozhou stoneware bowl with everted rim. The bowl has light olive green glaze. There are bunches of lotus and water plants tied with a ribbon impressed on the interior, with inscriptions.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC
    • Production place: Huangpu
  • sample

    Four Ru-type stoneware rectangular test piece samples. The pieces have a buff body, and each piece has slightly different glaze with varying levels of crackle. Glaze applied to one side of pieces, which have been pierced to aid removal...

    • Object type: sample
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC(early)
    • Production place: Henan (province)
  • vase

    Yixing stoneware vase in form of ancient bronze bian hu with two tubular handles. The vase has a brown body and 'tea dust' style glaze, speckled blue-grey and yellow-grey with fine crackle. There is a moulded band around the vase with...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1737
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. Enamelled in mixed colours, with a clump of 'lingzhi' with its scrolled head of diverse colours and branches of blossoming prunus, mingled with sprays of pomegranate.

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

    Rectangular porcelain table screen. Fine, greyish-white porcelain delicately painted on either side in 'famille rose' palette enamels in a slightly sunken panel. On one side, a lakeside scene with two human figures on a bridge, huts, lofty...

    • Object type: screen
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Enamelled porcelain vase with ovoid body. Fine white glassy porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rocks, bamboo and roses, and poetical inscription in black, and three seals in red enamel. Pair with...

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

    Enamelled porcelain vase with ovoid body. Fine white glassy porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rocks, bamboo and roses, and poetical inscription in black, and three seals in red enamel. Pair with...

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

    Porcelain bottle with pear-shaped body and six-lobed bulb below the lip. Fine white glassy porcelain delicately painted in mixed enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rocks, chrysanthemum and other flowers. Inscription on neck. Pair with PDFA829.

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

    Porcelain bottle with pear-shaped body and six-lobed bulb below the lip. Fine white glassy porcelain delicately painted in mixed enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rocks, chrysanthemum and other flowers. Inscription on neck. Pair with PDFA820.

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