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  • incense-burner

    Dehua porcelain incense burner in the form of an archaic bronze 'gui' with depressed globular body and spreading mouth with two handles at the sides. The incense burner has creamy glaze.

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

    Pair of Dehua porcelain vases with depressed globular body. The vases have creamy white glaze. There is a finely modelled split-tailed dragon curled round the long neck holding a leafy branch in its mouth.

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

    Porcelain incense burner with three cloud feet. White. The incense burner is partially glazed on the interior.

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

    Porcelain vase with small garlic-head and a depressed globular body. White. There is a dragon in relief curling round the neck of the vase holding a leafy branch in its mouth. The vase was fired on the footring, which is glazed and has...

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

    Soft paste porcelain water-pot of depressed globular form with a small round foot ring. White. There is a double row of squared petal designs incised on the exterior, and black specks on the interior. The base is glazed.

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

    Dehua porcelain vase with long neck and broad rounded shoulders tapering towards slightly flaring base. White. There is a dragon in relief curled round the neck holding a leafy branch in its mouth.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • vase

    Porcelain vase of gourd shape. The vase is brown with grey areas. There is an inscription on the neck.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1900
  • jar

    Ganzhou stoneware jar, with imitation basketwork lower exterior. The jar has brown glaze 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
  • jar

    Cizhou-type stoneware ovoid jar. The jar is cream with dark brown detail. There are three round panels with flower motifs painted on the body. There is an inscription on the exterior.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Daguan; Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1107
    • Production place: China
  • bowl

    Jian stoneware bowl, with silver-bound mouth rim. The bowl has black glaze with metallic 'hare's fur' streaking. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Stoneware offering bowl with round bottom, curving wall and inverted rim. The bowl has brown glaze with flecks of yellow on exterior, and an interior of brown glaze with a purple-brown area at the bottom.

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

    Jizhou stoneware bowl with five lobes and silver-bound mouth rim. Tortoise-shell effect.

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

    Jizhou stoneware bowl. Tortoise-shell effect.

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

    Stoneware begging bowl, with bronze-bound mouth rim. The bowl has white glaze on the interior and brownish black glaze on the exterior.

    • Object type: alms-bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 8thC-9thC
    • Production place: Henan (province)
  • bowl

    Longquan stoneware multi-lobed bowl with rounded sides. The bowl has transparent green glaze. There is a floral motif in the centre, a floral scroll around the sides, a cursive scroll at the rim, and an abstract landscape carved on exterior...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1487
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • ink-stone

    Yue stoneware rectangular ink-stone with straight sides. The ink-stone has thick grey green glaze, except on upper surface and rim of base. There are parallel lines and an inscription incised on the base.

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1100
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • dish

    Longquan stoneware dish with five-lobed rim and curving sides. The dish has grey-green glaze with dark stained crackle. There are incised prunus spray and crescent moon just visible under the glaze, unglazed moulded motifs in the centre of...

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

    Yue stoneware water-pot in the shape of a toad. The water-pot has greyish-green glaze. There is an incised naturalistic texture on body.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Western Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 265-316
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • water-dropper

    Yue stoneware water-dropper in the form of a toad with an open mouth. the water-dropper has greenish-grey glaze. There is an impressed and incised naturalistic texture on body. There is an aperture in the back for filling.

    • Object type: water-dropper
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Western Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 265-316
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • incense-burner

    Longquan-type stoneware water-pot of ancient bronze lian form on three small 'cloud' feet. The water-pot has closely crackled grey-green glaze. There is a raised horizontal ring around the body.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1450-1550
    • Production place: Zhejiang
  • dish

    Longquan stoneware dish with rounded sides and flattened rim. The dish has greenish-grey glaze, with red coloured slips. There are four fish of two different colours in the centre, and eight moulded bosses, also of two different colours, on...

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

    Longquan stoneware octagonal dish with flared rim. The dish has greyish green glaze. There are leaves and petals carved on exterior, a lattice pattern in centre encircled by triple lines, and floral motifs on the eight interior panels, with...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1487
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • cup

    Longquan stoneware multi-lobed cup. The cup has crackled grey-green glaze.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 13thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • vase

    Stoneware vase with pear-shaped body and long slender neck. The vase has a white body and transparent greenish glaze with close crackle stained greyish-brown. The base is glazed and the foot unglazed.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1234
    • Production place: shanxi; Jiexu
  • bowl

    Shufu porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a floral scroll incised on the interior. There is a mark in the centre of the interior. The base is unglazed.

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

    Shufu porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a scrolling pattern incised at the exterior rim, a lotus pattern at the exterior base, and geese among clouds beneath a classical scroll moulded on the...

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

    Shufu porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a scrolling pattern incised at the exterior rim, a lotus pattern at the exterior base, and geese among clouds beneath a classical scroll moulded on the...

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

    Shufu porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a lotus scroll moulded on the interior, and a flower medallion in the centre of the interior. There is a mark on the interior wall.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and transparent glaze. There are dragons among clouds moulded on the interior, and a single dragon incised in the well. There is a firing crack on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1530
  • vase

    Porcelain vase with long neck and flattened body. The vase has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There is a dragon modelled in relief around the neck, and a dragon among clouds in a medallion on the body.

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

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There is an classic scroll incised on the rim, a flower scroll in the cavetto, and a phoenix in the well.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1800
    • Production place: China
  • water-pot

    Porcelain water-pot with rounded body. The water-pot has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There are two dragons modelled in relief on the sides.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There is a Buddhist emblem in 'anhua' slip. There is a mark on the inside.

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

    Porcelain snuff-bottle with ruby cover, and attached spoon. The snuff-bottle has a white body. There are two dragons on either side of the bottle, and roundels with diamonds in relief on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase. The vase has cream-white crackled glaze. There is a key-fret panel moulded around the neck, cloud collar on the shoulder, wave pattern around the base, and trellis pattern with roundels of flowers around the body.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a key-fret design incised beneath the exterior rim, lotus panel beneath, flower incised on interior well, circles with diamonds beneath interior rim, and double...

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

    Porcelain vase round rim squared at the exterior and flattened sides. The vase has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There are heart-shaped panels with five clawed dragon among clouds incised on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain ink-palette in the form of a lotus leaf on a carved wooden holder with two holes. The ink-palette has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There are leaf viens and stem incised on the interior and exterior. There are six tiny spur...

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
  • box

    Porcelain round box. The box has a white body and cream white glaze. There are two dragons in relief on the lid. The foot ring, mouth rim, and the inside of the lid, are unglazed.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • cup

    Porcelain cup in the form of a water buffalo head on a wooden stand. The cup has a white body and a blue-toned glaze. There are ears, horns and rope in relief and carved facial features.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1900
  • box

    Ge-type stoneware square box. The box has a dark grey body covered with thick opaque blue-grey glaze with even crackle, mostly stained black with some ginger. Th mouth rim of the lid and the interior edge are wiped free of glaze. There are...

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: China
  • figure

    Jun stoneware model of flying figure in the form of a fairy (xian) or flying deity (apsaras) with hands together in front and legs floating behind, supported by conical base. The model has thin, opaque dark bluish grey glaze with fine...

    • Object type: figure
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 960-1127
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • dish

    Guan stoneware dish with sloping sides and six-lobed rim. The dish has a dark grey body covered with translucent greyish-blue glaze with fine crackle, stained brown in areas, and a rim bound with copper alloy at a later date. Where exposed,...

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

    Guan-type stoneware dish in shape of hibiscus flower with six overlapping petals. The dish has a dark grey stoneware body covered in pale greenish-grey glaze with close crackle stained ginger. The base and foot are glazed and the foot rim...

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

    Longquan ware porcelain water-pot in the shape of a wooden bucket with shaped handle linking two upright supports. The water-pot has a pale grey body and crackled grey-green glaze. There are vertical grooves incised on the exterior. The...

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

    Longquan type stoneware dish. The dish has a thick, grey body and crackled, grey-green glaze, which runs over foot ring. There is a cartouche with abbreviated shou character impressed in the centre of the interior, and a large wen character...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1400-1487
    • Production place: China
  • cup

    Longquan stoneware multi-lobed cup. The cup has a fine grey body and thick greenish-grey glaze. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 13thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • vase

    Brown porcellaneous stoneware vase with bulbous body and wide spreading foot and trumpet mouth. The vase has a thin brown glaze all over except flat base. There are incised lines running around shoulders and waist, and an inscription on the...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1644
  • wine-cup

    Porcelain wine-cup with slightly rounded sides, small base and everted mouth-rim. The wine-cup has a fne white egg-shell body. There is a clump of bamboo with dianthus pinks and a bat in iron-red and 'famille rose' palette enamel on the...

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides and flat base. The dish has a fine white eggshell body. There is a lady sitting on a rectangular lacquered stool, holding a peony in her left hand in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the...

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides and flat base. The dish has a fine white eggshell body. There is a landscape scene of rocks, blossoming tree-peony and asters, and three quails on grass in iron-red, brown and 'famille rose'...

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

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

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

    Jun-type stoneware flower-pot-stand with three high cloud-shaped feet and two rows studs around the exterior. The flower-pot-stand has brownish-grey body with blue-grey glaze, which is olive green where it runs thin. There are twenty four...

    • Object type: flower-pot-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC-20thC
    • Production place: Juntai
  • bowl

    Shallow, white, porcellanous bowl, with rolled rim and a wide foot ring, recessed in the centre. The foot ring is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 9thC
    • Production place: Hebei (province)
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with flaring five-lobed rim. The bowl has glaze on the exterior, which does not reach the foot. There is slip on the interior. The foot-ring is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1115-1234
    • Production place: Hebei (province)
  • vase

    Porcelain baluster-shaped vase. The vase has crazed ivory glaze. There is a lotus spray, bird and insect impressed around the bosy, and bands of classic scroll at foot and shoulder. The base is glazed.

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

    Porcelain bottle with pear-shaped body and slender neck swelling into six-lobed bulb below the mouth-rim. The bottle has a fine, white, glassy body. There is a rock, flowering begonia and iris, and a butterfly in 'Gu Yue' style mixed...

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. The dish has a fine white body. There is a river scene containing a boat and two figures in the foreground, a pagoda in the middle distance in pale ink-like enamel, and the sun and slight details in red...

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. The dish has a fine white body. There is a river scene containing a boat and two figures in the foreground, a pagoda in the middle distance in pale ink-like enamel, and the sun and slight details in red...

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

    Porcelain wine pot in the form of a peach with handle and spout imitating branches of its tree. There are boughs of blossom in late 'famille verte' palette enamel on the exterior, wood-effect in pale aubergine and black on-biscuit enamel on...

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

    Porcelain cup with six deep, straight sides. There is a different form of the 'shou' character (longevity) on each of the sides, in green, yellow, purple, and black on-biscuit enamels and overglaze blue on a greenish black ground.

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

    Porcelain dish with flattened rim. The dish has a fine white body. There are two female figures, one a daoist fairy holding a 'ruyi' sceptre in her right hand, a heavenly deer by her, painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior,...

    • 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 two female figures, one a daoist fairy holding a 'ruyi' sceptre in her right hand, a heavenly deer by her, painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior,...

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

    Porcelain double gourd vase with tapering neck and straight rim. There are scrolls and peonies in underglaze blue and overglaze red and yellow enamel on the bulbs, and a band of flower segments and florets around the waist. There is a mark...

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

    Ovoid porcelain jar with wide mouth, short straight neck, and domed cover. There is a five-clawed dragon and phoenix among prunus scrolls with ornamental borders incised and painted with yellow enamel on a green enamel ground on the...

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

    Porcelain decorative panel or screen set in a wooden frame. There are high relief decorations of Shou Lao and the Eight Immortals standing on clouds, in biscuit on a ground of on-biscuit blue enamel on the front, and lotus sprays incised...

    • Object type: screen
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC
    • Production place: China
  • stand

    Porcelain circular brush stand with five large apertures on top. There is a lotus scroll band in Fahua style on-biscuit blue, turquoise, aubergine and yellow enamel on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain jar of guan form with a wide mouth, broad shoulders and a wide base. There are two long-snouted kui dragons with three claws in doucai style, with underglaze cobalt blue outlines and washes, and overglaze green, iron red and...

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

    Octagonal ovoid porcelain jar with thickened mouth rim. There are eight rectangular panels, each containing a cartouche panel with an inscription, in overglaze red, green and yellow enamel with kinrande gilding on the body, eight panels,...

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar; cover

    Porcelain jar of six-lobed ovoid form, with cover. There is a formalised lotus scroll in underglaze blue, overglaze pink enamel, and gold highlights on the body. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain facetted vase with a high, splayed foot, a tall, straight neck, two beast mask handles at the neck, and a think rolled lip. There is scrolling morning glory in underglaze cobalt blue and yellow overglaze enamel on the body.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, flared rim, and tall, straight footring. The God of Longevity and a crane is painted in urquoise, red, green, yellow and black overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, and a procession of immortals...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with tapering sides, slightly everted rim and tapering footring. There are three deer in a landscape in Doucai style with underglaze cobalt blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green, yellow and aubergine enamel on...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. There are dragons in overglaze red enamel on the exterior, with double lines in underglaze blue at the rim and the foot. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain openwork brush-rest in the form of three dragons on top of a narrow rectangular plinth, with open base and hollow undersection. There is a full-faced dragon in Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze yellow, red and green...

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

    Porcelain dish with slighlty everted rim. There is a full-faced dragon above two confronted phoenix with clouds and a flaming pearl in wucai-style underglaze blue and green and red overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, four...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, and everted rim and a low, wide footring. There is a scene depicting the 'Dragon Boat Festival' with three boats in waves with water plants in wucai-style underglaze blue and overglaze enamel in the centre...

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

    Deep porcelain bowl with high, rounded sides and a slightly flaring mouthrim. There is a medallion of a dragon and phoenix among clouds in wucai-style underglaze cobalt blue and red, yellow and green overglaze enamels in the centre of the...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, straight rim, and tapering footring. There is a peach tree with linzhi fungus within a double-circled roundel in red overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, a petal band above the footring, and...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1368-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Eggshell porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. There are goldfish among waterweeds in overglaze red and black enamels with touches of gold on the exterior and the interior.

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

    Longquan stoneware bowl with six-lobed mouth rim. The bowl has thick grey-green glaze.

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

    Longquan stoneware dish with flattened rim. The dish has thick grey-green glaze. There are foliage scrolls incised around the well, four-clawed, two-horned dragon among clouds in relief in the centre, and carved overlapping petals on the...

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

    Longquan stoneware dish with wide, flattened, copper-bound rim. The dish has thick grey-blue glaze.

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

    Yue stoneware bowl with base-gold-bound mouth rim. The bowl has pale greyish green glaze. There are two dragons and a pearl carved in the centre, with carved waves on the exterior and the interior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Five Dynasties
    • Production date: 10thC
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • flower-pot

    Jun stoneware hexagonal flower-pot with six cloud-shaped feet. The flower-pot has a grey-brown body with sky blue glaze on interior and purple glaze with blue-grey suffusions and earth worm marks on exterior and rim. There is a Chinese...

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

    Twelve porcelain cups with saucers. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels. On the exterior of cups, rooster standing on a rock beside a clump of peonies, beneath a shaped gilt border. Two seals in iron...

    • Object type: saucer; cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Qianlong
    • Production date: 1720-1740
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Bottle-shaped glass vase with depressed globular body . Milky white glass decorated in mixed enamels with rock, flowering begonia and iris, and a butterfly in flight. Poetical inscription on neck in black and two seals in red enamels.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1723-1820
    • Production place: Beijing
  • teapot

    Porcelain teapot. Fine white glassy porcelain, decorated in mixed enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with a rock, peonies, 'gaoliang' and geese, and a political inscription in black and three seals in red enamels.

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

    Saucer-shaped dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels with blossoming sprays of poppy and crowfoot. The back is covered with ruby-pink enamel.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1721
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bottle

    Porcelain bottle with pear-shaped body and two dragon handles. Fine white glassy porcelain delicately painted in mixed enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rock, roses and other flowers. Inscription on neck. Pair with PDFA816.

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

    Porcelain bottle with pear-shaped body and two dragon handles. Fine white glassy porcelain delicately painted in mixed enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rock, roses and other flowers. Inscription on neck. Pair with PDFA817.

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in slip in the centre with two five-clawed dragons in profile with the flaming pearl, and around the sides with two similar dragons. It has an inscription on the base.

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

    Fine white glass vase, imitating porcelain and overlaid with dark blue glass which has been cut away in cameo fashion. Design of two medallions of five bats in flight surrounding a 'shou' character.

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

    Porcelain cup and saucer. Fine eggshell porcelain decorated in thick 'famille rose' palette enamels on the exterior of cup and inside of saucer with the Arms of the Dutch East India Company and the monogram 'VOC'. The design copies one side...

    • Object type: saucer; cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1728-1729
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels with three cocks, one white and two yellow, an insect, rocks and peonies. Diaper band around the rim. Outside covered in rose enamels. Pair with...

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

    Saucer-shape porcelain dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels with three cocks, one white and two yellow, an insect, rocks and peonies. Diaper band around the rim. Outside covered in rose enamels....

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC(early)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • water-vessel

    Yixing or Guangdong stoneware water-vessel of pyramidal shape, with carved wooden stand. The water-vessel has a dark body and opaque grey glaze which appears yellowish where thin. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed. There is an...

    • Object type: water-vessel
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1884
    • Production place: Yixing; Shiwan
  • bowl

    Guangdong stoneware bowl with sixteen roughly cut foliations. The bowl has a buff body and pale grey glaze with crackle stained mid-grey. There is an impressed seal on the base, which is unglazed. The base and foot are covered in dark...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1911
    • Production place: Shiwan
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Inside, a roundel with stylised phoenix in flight in underglaze blue against yellow ground. Same design outside, repeated four times. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Small porcelain cup. Decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. Inside are three peaches, and outside painted with three delicate peach sprays. Diaper patterns at rim and overlapping panels above foot. There is...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • brush-pot

    Cylindrical 'soft paste' porcelain brush-pot with shallow groove in rim. Decorated in overglaze iron red enamels with seal impressions of different archaic scripts. Glazed base, with mark.

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

    Conical bowl of 'bodiless' porcelain, with five-lobed rim. Decorated inside and outside with design of grapevine and three butterflies in overglaze green, aubergine, red and sepia enamels. Executed so that two sides perfectly matched one...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1900-1911
    • Production place: Jingdezhen