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  • ink-stone

    Porcelain ink-slab with rounded sides, a well and an unglazed upper surface. There are two five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl in underglaze blue on the sides. There is a mark on the base.

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • ink-stone

    Circular porcelain ink-slab with a disc in the centre surrounded by a grooved border, and a recessed circular area on base. The ink-slab has an unglazed disc in the centre. There are separated flower sprays on the border on the upper...

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1671
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • meiping

    Porcelain meiping vase with thickened mouth rim. The vase is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There is a scene of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain wine ewer, of depressed globular form, with cover. The ewer is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are lappets, scrolls and leaf patterns in underglaze blue on the body, and stylised flowers on the spout and handle....

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

    Porcelain cup with curving sides, slightly flared rim, and two shallow loop handles. The cup has pale yellow enamel on exterior and interior. There is a narrow band of incised dragons on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on...

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

    Porcelain vessel of archaic bronze jue form with three spreading legs, large spout, two capped columns rising from the rim, which has a pointed backward extension, and a small loop handle surmounted by an animal head in relief. The vessel...

    • Object type: jue
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1900
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, everted rim and high, slightly flaring foot. There are chrysanthemum and lotus scrolls in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, and a single chrysanthemum spray in a double ring on the interior. There is...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • box

    Circular porcelain box with rounded sides and flat lid. The box is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are lotus and floral scrolls in underglaze cobalt blue on the cover, and scrolls and leaves on the lower part of box. There...

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

    Porcelain cylindrical bottle with sloping shoulders and narrow neck that widens to the mouth. The bottle is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are lotus and floral scrolls in underglaze blue on the body, lappets on the...

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

    Porcelain vase with a depressed globular body and long neck. The vase is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are dense lotus scroll designs in underglaze cobalt blue on the body and shoulder, pointed leaves on the lower part of...

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

    Miniature porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. There are two birds on a peach branch and two on a peony branch in underglaze blue on the exterior, and two bands of pseudo-Sanskrit characters on the cavetto with a roundel...

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, flaring lip and a foot ring formed by a recessed base. There are two groups of four figures, scholars accompanied by servant boys, seperated by pine trees, in underglaze blue on the exterior, and a carp...

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

    Porcelain bowl with flaring sides, straight mouth rim and low foot formed by a recessed base. There is a floral scroll of peonies, chrysanthemums and lotuses in underglaze blue on the exterior, and a lotus flower and scrolls of stylised...

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

    Porcelain bowl with thick rounded sides and a low foot ring with a slightly recessed base. The bowl has mottled blue glaze with an orange peel texture on the exterior. There is an inscription in the centre under a colourless glaze.

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

    Circular porcelain stand with a flat top with four small ridges round the sides, a high pedestal foot, and a hole running through the centre to the bottom of the foot. There is a decoration of stylised flowers and geometrical motifs in...

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

    Porcelain cup with a lobed mouth rim, three small feet and a handle of lingzhi shape. There is a floral scroll in underglaze blue on the exterior and a lingzhi shaped flower head in underglaze blue in the centre of the interior.

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

    Set of five porcelain cups with rounded sides and high, straight foot. There is a night scene of a boat drifting near a shrine on the banks of a river. The cups are inscribed and marked.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. The dish has slightly streaky lustrous coffee-brown glaze. There are incised phoenixes and five-clawed dragons on the interior and exterior. There is a mark in blue on the base, which also has a colourless...

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

    Porcelain bowl of slightly depressed globular form with inturned rim. The bowl has blue glaze on the exterior, and bluish-white glaze on the interior. There is an inscription in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. The dish has pale liver coloured glaze derived from copper, mottled darker pink in some places, with a few dull greenish patches on the back. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup and saucer. The cup has rounded sides and slightly everted rim and two shallow dragon-shaped loop handles. Saucer has short flared sides and flanged central recess to hold the cup. The cup and saucer have pale yellow enamel...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted rim. The cup has uneven yellow enamel glaze. There are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl among clouds incised on the interior and four dragons chasing flaming pearls incised on the exterior....

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

    Porcelain cup with slightly rounded sides and flared rim. The cup has yellow glaze. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup with slightly rounded sides and flaring rim. The cup has yellow glaze. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides and everted rim. The cup has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. The saucer has turquoise glaze on the exterior, plain felspathic glaze on the interior. There are three incised clouds in centre, surrounded by two dragons pursuing pearls and a...

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

    Porcelain dish with curving sides and slightly everted rim. The dish has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze on front and back. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain hemispherical bowl. The bowl has iron red enamel on exterior, white glazed interior and base. There are gilt floral scrolls on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain gourd vase with rectangular lower bulb, and rounded upper bulb with tapering neck. The vase has green enamel over a white felspathic glaze, white glazed base. There are traces of gilt peony scrolls on the upper and lower...

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

    Porcelain pear-shaped vase with wide mouth and two tubular handles. The vase has crackled glaze, covered with a clear apple-green enamel. There is brown slip on the base, which is unglazed.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly thickened everted rim. The bowl has uneven yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There is a single dragon in centre, with two five-clawed dragons pursuing pearls among clouds incised on...

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

    Porcellaneous stoneware wine-jar of guan form, with ovoid body. The wine-jar has a gilt copper-bound mouthrim. The wine-jar has finely crazed turquoise glaze. There is an inscription on the shoulder.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1700
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain vase with narrow sloping shoulder and long cylindrical neck. The vase has copper red glaze faing to white at the rim. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain miniature meiping vase. The vase has glassy copper red glaze that is deep red on one side and pale and brown tinged on the other, both of which fade to white at mouth rim, and a milky-white glazed base.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted rim. The dish has blue glaze on front, back and base. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Thick copper red glaze on body, cream crackled glaze on base. Incised inscription.

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

    Porcelain incense burner in the form of an archaic bronze 'gui'. The incense burner has a white body covered with a white porcelain glaze, and the well is only partially glazed. There is a small firing crack in the base.

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

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and clear glaze. There is an underglaze 'anhua' slip decoration of a flower scroll around the interior wall.

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

    Porcelain octagonal bowl with everted rim. There is an incised key-fret panel just below the rim, openwork trellis patterns on the sides, with characters down the centre of each panel.

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

    Porcelain octagonal bowl. There is an incised key-fret panel just below the rim, openwork trellis patterns on the sides, with characters in two rows in alternate panels.

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

    Porcelain reticulated octagonal bowl with an everted, silver-bound mouth-rim. The base is also covered with silver. There is an openwork design consisting of a trellis pattern with a line of characters in the centre of each panel.

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

    Porcelain vase of meiping form. The vase has blue-toned glaze, except for base. There are fine incised lotus flowers in the panels and around the shoulder.

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

    Porcelain model of a bell with double dragon handle on the top. There is incised and underglaze slip decoration round the sides of the bell, six raised bands ringing the bell, and a key-fret panel just below the shoulder.

    • Object type: model; bell
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1735-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain incense vessel in the form of an archaic bronze 'gui' with two dragon-head handles. The incense burner has blue tinged glaze. There are elaborately carved designs round the sides imitating bronze style decorative motifs.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Qianlong
    • Production date: 1736-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • brush-shaper

    Porcelain plaque modelled as a palm tree against an ornamental rock and moon with clouds in the background on both sides. The plaque has creamy white glaze.

    • Object type: brush-shaper
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1900
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • water-pot

    Hua shi porcelain water-pot with depressed globular body. The water-pot has creamy glaze. There is an incised design of panel of straight lines just below the mouth rim, with a classic scroll panel below that. There is a firing crack at...

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

    Ding-type porcelain vase with rounded body and flaring mouth. There is a finely incised design of flower spray around the neck, a key fret panel at the shoulder, and a five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl round the body.

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

    Porcelain vase in the form of an archaic bronze 'gu', with flaring mouth, globular centre and spreading foot. The vase has white crazed glase, except in the area around the foot ring.

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

    Porcelain cup. The cup has creamy crazed glaze, with light brown staining in the crackle. There is an incised design with a pair of phoenixes and a pair of five-clawed dragons.

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

    Porcelain bowl with a slightly flared foliate rim and a small foot ring. The bowl has blue tinged glaze. There is raised underglaze slip, on the interior and exterior, to imitate a flower.

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

    Soft paste porcelain tripod of archaic bronze 'ding' form, with squared mouth-rim and two loop handles. The tripod has crazed cream glaze on the exterior. There is an incised band of key fret around the bowl section.

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

    Dehua porcelain flute. There is gilt decorating the ends and a faded yellow silk tassel attached.

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

    Soft paste porcelain water-pot of depressed globular form with small round foot ring. The water-pot has creamy glaze. There is an incised decoration of a double row of squared petals, and black specks on the interior.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Zhangzhou
  • box

    Porcelain square box with cover. The box has creamy white glaze, except on the interior of the cover and the mouth- and foot-rims.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • figure

    Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guanyin wrapped in a cape, with hair is in knots resting on her shoulders, and a small slit on either side of her mouth. White. The figure has a hollow interior.

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

    Dehua porcelain brush-washer in the form of a lotus leaf with curled edges. White. There is a stem extending from the interior centre over the edge, and another stem that extends under the leaf up the other side ending with a small leaf...

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

    White Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guantin in the attitude of meditation. White. There is a seal mark on the back. The interior and the base are neatly finished, with small areas of grit adhered to the front of the base.

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

    Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guanyin holding a basket containing fish. The figure leans against an ornamental rock on the edge of a shore with waves lapping at the edges.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and everted copper-bound rim. White. There is an incised cloud collar design on the exterior, and two 'anhua' slip dragons under the glaze on the interior. The base is glazed.

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

    Porcelain bowl with wide mouth, small base, slightly rounded sides and slightly spreading lip with six foil edge. There are two 'anhua' slip five claw dragons chasing pearls under the glaze on the interior. The base is glazed.

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

    Stoneware jar with two handles and everted mouth rim. The jar has brown glaze.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 700-900
    • Production place: Hebei (province); Henan (province)
  • jar

    Jizhou stoneware jar with wide neck. There are birds on rocks with flowers painted in brown on the body, and a floral band around the shoulder.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1300
    • Production place: Jizhou
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl, with copper-bound mouth rim. The bowl has black glaze.

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

    Porcelain water-pot. The water-pot has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There are classic scrolls bordered by two panels of straight lines incised on the exterior.

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

    Jizhou stoneware stem cup. The cup is cream coloured. There are characters painted around the exterior in brown.

    • Object type: stem cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1368
    • Production place: Jizhou
  • wine-jar

    Porcelain wine-jar. The wine-jar has brownish black glaze on the interior and the exterior. There is an inscription on the body. There are three spur marks visible on the base.

    • Object type: wine-jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • water-pot

    Stoneware water-pot. The water-pot has marbled brown and cream body. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Longquan stoneware bowl with thickened rim. The bowl has thick, matt grey-brown glaze. There is a vegetal band moulded on the interior above eight quatrefoil panels, each enclosing a Chinese character. There is an inscription on the...

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

    Stoneware dish with flattened rim. The dish has pale bluish-green glaze. There are floral motifs incised on the interior. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Shunzhi; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1651
    • Production place: Longquan
  • bowl

    Yaozhou stoneware conical bowl with slightly flared rim. The bowl has deep olive-green glaze. There are four fish and a squid in rippling water moulded on the interior, with incised radiating lines on the exterior. One of a pair with...

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

    Yaozhou stoneware conical bowl with slightly flared rim. The bowl has deep olive-green glaze. There are four fish and a squid in rippling water moulded on the interior, with incised radiating lines on the exterior. One of a pair with...

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

    Longquan porcelain box and lid. The box has glassy grey-green glaze. There is a carved and incised floral motif on the lid.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty; Five Dynasties
    • Production date: 907-1000
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • vase

    Longquan porcelain meiping vase with two small handles on the shoulder. The vase has grey-green glaze with brown stained crackle. The is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • jue

    Longquan-type porcelain vessel of archaic bronze jue form, with two columns standing up from the flattened rim, standing on three tapered legs. The vessel has grey-green glaze. There is a key-fret band below the rim, and a floral relief...

    • Object type: jue
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
    • Production place: Longquan area
  • incense-burner

    Longquan porcelain incense burner of archaic bronze li form, with globular body, wide straight neck and flattened mouthrim, on three tapered legs. The incense burner has pale grey-green glaze. There is a vent hole in each leg just below the...

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

    Longquan stoneware dish with high rounded sides and flattened rim. The dish has greyish green glaze.

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

    Longquan stoneware bowl. The bowl has translucent greyish green glaze. There are overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior.

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

    Yue stoneware bowl with shallow curving sides. The bowl has a silver-green glaze. There are two phoenixes and a jewel incised in the centre, a plant scroll around the rim, and overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior. There is an...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 850-907
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • 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. There is a firing crack on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup. The cup has a white body and pale blue-toned glaze. There are two flower sprays incised on the side. The base is partially glazed. Pair with A476.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1680
    • Production place: Dehua
  • cup

    Porcelain cup. The cup has a white body and pale blue-toned glaze. There are two flower sprays incised on the side. The base is partially glazed. Pair with A477.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1680
    • Production place: Dehua
  • water-pot

    Porcelain square water-pot. The water-pot has a white body and crackled cream white glaze. There are key-fret panels incised around the shoulder and base, and a taotie mask on each side.

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

    Dehua porcelain octagonal covered incense burner with matching stand. The incense burner has a white body. There is a floral design moulded on the cover, openwork on the cover, and three horizontal panels (leaf and flower scroll; flower...

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

    Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guanyn, with elongated ear lobes and jewelled crown, necklace and bracelet, holding a scroll in one hand and sitting on an oval plinth. The figure is hollow inside. There is incised decoration on the...

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a fret design carved around the exterior, with recessed areas unglazed, and a petal design incised around the base. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There is a grass script deeply incised in the well and around the exterior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Dehua
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    Dehua porcelain modelled figure of He-He Erxian (the twin spirits of harmony and happiness), both seated, both with elongated ear lobes and an ushnisha, and one holding a round woven basket from which a turtle is escaping. The figure has a...

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

    Porcelain vase of bronze form, with squared rim and four applied moulded animal masks with rings on the shoulder. The vase has a white body and cream white crackled glaze.

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

    Porcelain vase with globular body and animal mask handles. The vase has a white body and cream white glaze. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup. The cup has a white body and pitted white glaze. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain water-pot. The water-pot has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There is a cloud collar moulded around the rim, medallions of dragon head in waves around the sides, and a petal panel at the base.

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

    Ge-type stoneware globular jar. The jar has a dark grey body and thick, glassy greenish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, the wide layer stained dark grey, and the narrow ginger. Where exposed in firing, the body is reddish-brown. The...

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: China
  • jar; cover

    Porcelain jar with flat cover. The jar has a white body and grey-toned glaze. There is a dragon chasing a flaming pearl incised around the body, and a diamond shape with ribbons (one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems) on the cover. There is...

    • Object type: jar; cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1735-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup. The cup has a white body. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase with faceted body and two animal mask handles. The vase has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a floral scroll incised on the exterior. There are firing cracks on sides of handles and body.

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

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

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongle; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1424
    • 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 A401.

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

    Ge-type stoneware flower-pot-stand or censer with straight sides, five cloud-shaped feet and five raised bosses on the rim. The flower-pot-stand has a very dark grey body covered in grey glaze with uneven crackle which is reddish-brown on...

    • Object type: flower-pot-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1300-1368
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • dish

    Jun stoneware dish in form of eight-petalled flower with rounded sides. The dish has thick pale blue glaze, and is pale olive green where the glaze runs thin at the rim and on raised foliations. There are three spur marks on the base, which...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC-12thC
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • dish

    Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides. The dish has a dark brown body covered in translucent bluish-grey glaze with many bubbles, and some crackle on the base, which has been stained. Where exposed in firing, the body is reddish....

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

    Guan-type ware incense burner in the form of an ancient bronze gui, with two handles resembling fish at the shoulder with a slightly raised ridge. The incense burner has a dark grey body covered in thick grey-green glaze with wide crackle....

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC-20thC
    • Production place: China