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  • incense-burner

    Porcelain tripod censer of ancient bronze form. Two tall strap handles which curve outward. Underglaze blue with mythical beasts and auspicious emblems on each of the lobes. Blue parallel lines on mouth rim, lobes and handles.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue on the interior with a crane perched on a rock under a pine tree in double circle. Carved scrolling peonies and leaves on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Miniature hua shi porcelain vase. Underglaze blue scene depicting two ladies, a pine tree, potted flowers and a bird on a wooden stand. Flower sprays on neck and foot.

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

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

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

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

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

    Small covered porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers. Classic scrolls and overlapping petals on lid, with a bud-shaped knop. There is an inscription on the base.

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

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

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

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

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

    Porcelain water-pot in the form of a half pomegranate with applied leaves and branches. Underglaze blue on branch-shaped handle and tops of fruit and leaves. Two applied fruit-shaped feet.

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

    Small rectangular porcelain seal surmounted by a seated ram with head rearing up and mouth open. Details in underglaze blue. Face and side incised with inscriptions.

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

    Porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers above a band of flowers sprays. Band of four fruit sprays on shoulder: peach, apple, pomegranate and lychee. Blue parallel lines separate the bands.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Shallow porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons among floral scrolls on the exterior and on inside cavetto. Five-clawed dragon among floral scrolls in a roundel on the interior. Cloud motif band on foot. There is an...

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

    Rectangular porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with four panels of fruiting peach sprays outside and panels of flower sprays inside. Panel with two flowers and leaves in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Round, box-shaped incense burner. Four pierced cash motif roundels on the sides and also on top. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus and leaves on lower half and lotus and porcelain waterweeds alternating with chrysanthemum in...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC-17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • flower-pot-stand

    Porcelain flower-pot-stand in form of tripod censer. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with phoenixes, pheasants and cranes among flowers and trees, including peony, bamboo and pine. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase in form of double gourd. Underglaze blue with wide bands of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves. Individual flower heads around waist and cloud motifs at the shoulder. Inscription in band just below the lip.

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

    Small covered porcelain box. Seven rounded lobes with star-shaped top and foot. Underglaze blue with dual fruit and flower sprays. Narrow band of classic scrolls above and below central junction. Frontal five-clawed dragon amid clouds on...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue seascape scenes with pagodas, pine trees, birds and rocks. Auspicious symbols around foot. Roundel with similar seascape with addition of fishermen inside. Mouth rim bound with copper. There is an inscription...

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

    Porcelain vase in ancient bronze form. Six applied vertical tubes just below rim and around base of neck, and six rectangular projections around body. Underglaze blue with lotus leaves on foot, ruyi-type motifs at base of body. Six roundels...

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

    Large porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling flowers around inside and outside, with a large central roundel with four large scrolling flowers in the centre. Band of waves on the flattened rim. Base unglazed.

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

    Large porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling flowers around inside and outside, with a large central roundel with a bunch of lotus flowers and leaves tied with a ribbon. Band of waves on the flattened rim. Base unglazed.

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

    Kendi or porcelain water vessel in form of an elephant. Underglaze blue with wide vertical bands running down each side of the elephant's body with a garden scene. Tall prunus branch on the neck. Base unglazed.

    • Object type: kendi
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1590-1610
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Dark blue ground with white slip design of four fish swimming among aquatic plants. Inside white and undecorated. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling peony flowers above band of petal panels. Four fish swimming around the interior cavetto and a single fish in water weeds in a roundel in the centre.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • stem cup

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with wide band of aquatic plants rising from waves. Bands of waves, clouds and squared spirals on stem. White conch shell on waves in roundel in the centre and four flying horses and clouds around the...

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

    Porcelain kendi in the form of a seated toad, with long, hexagonal neck. Underglaze blue delineating body parts of the toad with stippling and flower heads. Lakeside scene with pagoda, rocks, boats, birds and trees on neck in different...

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

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with numerous actual and mythical animals in reserve against blue waves. Same decoration continues on stem. Central roundel with reserved conch shell on waves inside. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with scrolling hibiscus inside and out. Roundel with flowerhead in two shades of blue in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC(late)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Shallow porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with a band of scrolling lotus flowers around sides and inside cavetto. Roundel with lotus flower and leaves in centre. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Small round covered porcelain box. Underglaze blue with two dragons and flaming pearls around sides of lid and lower half of porcelain box. Dragon in a double circle on the top. There is an inscription on the base. The box contains solid...

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

    Large porcelain vase of ancient bronze form with two handles with rings at the neck. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers above band of lotus petals. Stylised leaves and heart-shaped panels on shoulder, ruyi motifs on...

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

    Vessel in the form of a zhadou or 'leys porcelain jar', with wide flaring neck. Underglaze blue with scrolling five-clawed dragons amid lotus flowers around the interior and upper part of the interior. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Small porcelain bird feeder in the form of a section of bamboo. Underglaze blue with a stylised flower head on each end and small flower and leaf sprays around each section. Horizontal inscription on side.

    • Object type: bird-feeder
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC-17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • stem cup

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with garden landscape including rocks, trees and flying birds. Lotus petals and plantain leaves in pencilled style on stem. Roundel with five-clawed dragon among clouds inside. There is an inscription on...

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

    Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Underglaze blue with band of ruyi motifs and wide band of scrolling flowers and leaves. Roundel with flower spray inside. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Small octagonal covered porcelain box. Underglaze blue with flower head in each panel on cover, flying cranes and clouds on lower part. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Small porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Underglaze blue with narrow band of stylised strapwork just above foot. There is an inscription on the base. Inside undecorated.

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

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

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

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

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

    Porcelain cup in form of lotus leaf with three small feet and a biscuit figure of a carp inside. Underglaze blue with leaf veins around outside and dense waterweeds inside.

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

    Ornamental porcelain model rock with wide lower part. Applied monkey on central section and three large holes on base. Underglaze blue with plants, flowering trees and details on front half; back half undecorated.

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

    Small circular porcelain box. Underglaze blue with scholar leaning against a pine tree in a garden landscape with pagoda above a band of five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl. Turbulent waves on lower sides. There is an inscription on...

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

    Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Underglaze blue with birds perched in fruiting tree on one side and flowering tree on the other. Emblem inside formed from four cloud-collars containing pseudo-Tibetan characters. There is an inscription...

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

    Porcelain dish with low flaring sides. Underglaze blue with watery landscape in various tones of blue with rocks, trees, flying birds, a pagoda and fishermen in a boat in the centre. Three bamboo sprays around the sides. There is an...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1540-1600
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain bottle vase with pear-shaped body. Decorated with unglazed, biscuit-fired porcelain clay in relief. Four panels around lower part, two with trees and rocks in high relief, one with phoenix among flowers and another with dragon...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Four-lobed stoneware vase with pear-shaped body. Divided into four vertical panels, coloured alternately with aubergine and pale turquoise enamels applied directly to biscuit, separated by dark turquoise lines. Base covered with pale...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1911
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Tripod porcelain incense burner of archaic bronze ding form, with two loop handles and three cabriole legs, each decorated with beast mask. Body covered outside with on-biscuit deep purple enamel, inside with dark turquoise, and legs and...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1900
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain vase in form of ancient bronze. Six vertical tubes below rim, six low relief rectangles around base of neck and six rectangular cubes around waist. Doucai-style decoration with underglaze blue outlines and overglaze red and green...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC(late)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • stem cup

    Porcelain stem cup . Decorated in wucai style, with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, ochre and black enamels. Medallion with floral roundel inside in centre, with boys running with kites and banners around sides. On outside, boys...

    • Object type: stem cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC-17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cylindrical porcelain incense burner. Decorated with low relief mountains, clouds and waves, and in high relief five figures and a deer bearing the Eight Trigrams on its back. All elements painted with unfired pigments and partly gilt, but...

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

    Small porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style, with underglaze blue outlines and washes of red, green and yellow overglaze enamels. Five stylised lotus sprays outside, each holding a treasure, between bands of blue double lines. Inside...

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

    Porcelain Brush-washer with lobed sides. Covered with coffee-coloured glaze and decorated in yellow and black overglaze enamels. Cranes among clouds inside, and four flower and fruit sprays outside. Base glazed, with mark.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Covered with coffee brown enamel. Design of birds in prunus trees reserved in white around the exterior, with blue, brown and white rosette in inside centre. Colourless glaze on base, with mark.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1522-1620
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup in the form of a Ming doucai 'Chicken cup'. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes, and overglaze iron red, yellow, black and green enamels. Outside painted with cockerel and hen with five chicks in...

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

    Porcelain cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green and pale aubergine enamels. 'Luohua liushi' motif on the exterior, with red flowers falling from a peach tree into a rocky stream ....

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

    Small hemispherical porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and overglaze red, green and aubergine enamels. Design of two men and a water bird in a landscape on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Wide-based porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze green, pale aubergine and red enamels. On inside centre, a medallion panel of Buddhist syllables in Sanskrit characters and double...

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

    Brush-rest of openwork porcelain in form of three dragons atop a narrow rectangular pedestal foot. Decorated in wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels; central larger dragon in blue, and flanking dragons yellow and green....

    • Object type: brush-rest
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain 'surprise' cup with standing female figure inside. Decorated in wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels. On outside, boys at play in a landscape, and four emblems with ribbons on inside rim. Standing female painted...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated with incised dragon among clouds, painted with green enamel mainly on biscuit, partly over the glaze. Two similar dragons on the exterior, but with ground of incised waves. There is a mark on the base. Pair with...

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

    Porcelain dish. Painted outside with two dragons among clouds in overglaze red enamel. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in wucai style, with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels. In the centre, a red and blue dragon chasing a flaming pearl with emblems, while on the exterior are red, yellow, green and blue dragons among clouds....

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze yellow, red, green, and black enamels. Golden carp design on inside centre, with aquatic plants of various colours. Outside painted with four fish in water weeds...

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

    Square porcelain dish. Covered in red enamel ground, and painted in underglaze blue with a double square with a dragon among waves,a shou (longevity) character at the top and Buddhist wan characters right and left. On the exterior, Buddhist...

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

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

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

    Porcelain jar in the form of a spittoon (zhadou). Decorated all over with enamels on the biscuit. Outside incised with five-clawed dragons and flaming pearls among ruyi clouds, in copper green against a yellow enamel ground. Colourless...

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

    Porcelain jar in the form of a spittoon (zhadou). Decorated all over with enamels on the biscuit. Outside incised with five-clawed dragons and flaming pearls among ruyi clouds, in copper green against a yellow enamel ground. Colourless...

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

    Porcelain saucer dish. On outside, incised design of dragons chasing pearls among clouds, painted in green enamel against yellow ground. Plain white interior. Base glazed, with mark.

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, yellow, red and brown enamels. Flowerhead in the centre, enclosed by two pomegranate branches with birds and butterfly around walls. Outside undecorated. There is a mark on the base. Pair with...

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, yellow, red and brown enamels. Flowerhead in the centre, enclosed by two pomegranate branches with birds and butterfly around walls. Outside undecorated. There is a mark on the base. Pair with...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Decorated in green and yellow on-biscuit enamels. Inside, incised dragon among clouds in green against yellow ground. Outside, incised and painted bamboo, prunus and pine, each forming character: fu (happiness), lu...

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

    Porcelain dish painted with iron brown enamel against a white ground. Inside, incised single spray of gardenia in the centre with four flower and fruit sprays in the cavetto, including grapevine, lotus, pomegranate and persimmon. Outside...

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

    Porcelain dish painted with iron brown enamel against a white ground. Inside, incised single spray of gardenia in the centre with four flower and fruit sprays in the cavetto, including grapevine, lotus, pomegranate and persimmon. Outside...

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

    Porcelain cup. Decorated inside with blue and white cloud scroll medallion against yellow ground. Outside, Three Friends of Winter motif, with prunus, bamboo and pine in underglaze blue against yellow ground. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated with underglaze blue against overglaze yellow enamel ground, with gardenia spray inside the centre and sprays of pomegranate, grapevine, peach and lotus around the cavetto. Outside are gardenia scrolls. There is a...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Decorated with underglaze blue on an overglaze yellow enamel ground. Inside, a flower spray in a double circle in the centre, and outside a gardenia scroll. Colourless glaze on base, with mark.

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

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green and pale aubergine enamels. Design on the exterior of grapevine and bitter melon. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue washes and outlines and overglaze red, green and pale aubergine enamels. Design on the exterior of grapevines, melon vines and bamboo leaves. There is a mark on the base.

    • Object type: wine-cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1736-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • wine-cup

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

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

    Small porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, lime green and aubergine enamels. Design on the exterior of landscape with gentleman scholar leaning on a blossoming prunus...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green and pale aubergine enamels. Design on the exterior of gentleman scholar seated on a willow tree trunk by a river with ducks....

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

    Porcelain bowl. Decorated in overglaze green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels. Inside, two groups of rocks and grasses in a double red ring in the centre and outside are tree-shrews among grapevines. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels with underglaze blue lines on rim and foot. Inside, a frontal five-clawed dragon in green and red among red clouds and green waves. Waves and rocks...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1634
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Incised inside with dragon among clouds, reserved in buff-coloured biscuit against a greyish-tinged glaze ground. On the exterior, two similar dragons running dragons against the glazed ground. There is a mark on the base.

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