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  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with deep rounded sides and everted rim. There are incised five-clawed dragon in green enamel on glazed white ground on the interior, and two similar dragons against a background of incised waves on the exterior on a...

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

    Zhangzhou Export ware porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted rim. Swatow-type. There are two pheasant-like birds with landscape in turquoise, black, red and green enamels in the centre of the interior, and fish dragons chasing...

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

    Porcelain hexagonal box with cover and open panelwork sides. There are medallions of dragons in clouds and flames in under- and over- glaze enamels on a green ground, bordered top and bottom by raised bands of red hexagon and petal...

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. There are children playing on terrace in underglaze cobalt blue in the centre of the interior, a band of a lotus pond around the top of the interior, and a band of overlapping ruyi heads on the exterior....

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and flaring mouth rim. There are scrolling lotus in underglaze cobalt blue on exterior and interior, peony scrolls around the cavetto, and a peony flower roundel in the centre of the interior. There is a...

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

    Porcelain bowl with flaring foot. There are four fish in underglaze copper red with incised detail on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. There are cranes, clouds, waves and lingzhi fungus in underglaze cobalt blue reserve and four reserved quatrefoil panels with single characters on the exterior, and a roundel with single character for long...

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

    Porcelain alms bowl with rounded sides and no foot. There are four individual flower sprays of prunus, peony, chrysanthemum and lotus in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is an inscription below the mouthrim between double and...

    • Object type: alms-bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1587
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and wide rim. There is a roundel of two fish among waterweeds in underglaze cobalt blue in the centre, and fish among waterweeds on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain meiping vase with recessed base. The vase is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are chrysanthemums and roses around an ornamental rock with insects in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the...

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

    Porcelain jar of depressed globular form, with a flat topped cover. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are two dragons chasing flaming pearls on the exterior, and a flaming pearl within a scroll border on cover....

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

    Porcelain jar with domed lid with a recessed base that forms a foot ring. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There is a scene in underglaze cobalt blue of fishermen and farmers with a buffalo in a landscape with pine...

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

    Porcelain cup with high sides, flared rim and straight foot. There is a scene of the demolition of Rotterdam during riots in 1690 and a panel containing a cabbage plant in underglaze cobalt blue on exterior, and a man's head draped on a...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1690-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain miniature vase with rounded body and long neck. The vase is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are flowers, rocks and two butterflies in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. The base is glazed.

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

    Porcelain wrist rest, in the form of a minature ridge tile. There is a ten-character poetic couplet in underglaze cobalt blue and three copper red seals on the top. There is an inscription and six spur marks on the base.

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

    Set of five porcelain cups with rounded sides, straight rims and small foot rings. There are four large characters in grass style script in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain stem cup with rounded sides, everted mouth rim and hollow spreading foot. The stem cup is glazed on the base and inner stem. There are three fish in underglaze copper red on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze cobalt blue...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted mouth rim. There are scrolling peaches and leaves in reserve against cobalt blue background on the exterior, and a peach tree, whose trunk has been shaped into the character for long life, with...

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, straight mouth rim and low foot ring formed from a recessed base. There are two dragons amid clouds and waves in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, separated from each other by two roundels, each...

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

    Porcelain honey pot with a round body, flanged shoulders and cylindrical neck, and cylindrical cover with a flat top. There are two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls in underglaze copper red against a background of waves in...

    • Object type: jar; cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain wine-cup with rounded sides, everted rim and straight foot. There are plain rings in underglaze blue just below the mouth rim and at the top and bottom of the foot. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain flask of double gourd form with flattened lower section, strap handles rising from the shoulder, and a rectangular foot. The flask has stylised flower and yin yang symbol in underglaze blue in the centre on one side of lower bulb,...

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and flaring rim. The bowl has greyish-green glaze on the interior and exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue in the centre, and complex floral scrolls carved on exterior. There is an inscription on...

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

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

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

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

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

    Porcelain jar of baluster form, with wide neck and flat topped cover with straight sides. The jar has pale yellow enamel glaze over a thin felspathic glaze on the exterior, and unglazed interior and cover.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and flattened rim. The dish has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There are two gilt lines on the rim, and traces of a third line around the bottom of the well.

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

    Porcelain beaker vase of archaic bronze gu form with widely spreading mouth and tall spreading foot. The vase has opaque crackled grey-blue glaze. There is a mark in blue on the base, which has grey glaze.

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

    Porcelain stem-cup with rounded sides and a flared rim on a straight stem. The stem-cup has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze, with the interior of stem glazed bluish-white. There are two dragons among clouds in low moulded relief...

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

    Porcellanous tripod of archaic bronze ding form, with cabriole legs decorated with animal masks, a flanged mouth and two 'bent ear' handles rising from the shoulder. The tripod has dull black glaze. There is a moulded band of debase taotie...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1825
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. The bowl has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There is a dragon in a double ring incised in the centre and dragons above a band of lotus panels incised on the interior. There is a mark in...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. The dish has dark copper red glaze, white at the rim and foot-ring. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain ovoid jar with short neck and rolled rim. The jar has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There are incised phoenixes among clouds with flower spray above and petal decoration below. There is an incised mark on the base.

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

    Square porcelain water-pot, with spreading sides. The water-pot has yellow enamel glaze covering the exterior, the base, and a narrow rim on the interior, and a plain felspathic glaze on the rest of the interior. There are two gilded...

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

    Porcelain rectangular table screen. The table screen has yellow enamel over a felspathic glaze. There is a cock with cockscomb and other plants in relief on the screen, and a seal impression on lower left hand corner.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. The dish has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. 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 wide flat base and curving sides. The bowl has opaque greyish-green glaze of celadon type, with a coffee glazed rim. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base, which has a white glaze.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1765-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain globular incense burner on three small feet with two loop handles. The incense burner has matt greyish blue opaque glaze. There is a seal mark in underglaze blue, and six small round spur marks on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. The bowl has brown-black glaze. There are incised dragons around the exterior and a dragon and phoenix in the centre. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. The bowl has deep blue exterior with kinrande gilt floral scrolls around the rim, and a white interior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase with narrow neck. The vase has crackled copper red glaze shading to greenish-white at the mouth, with greenish mottling on one side, and closely crackled white glaze on base.

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

    Porcelain dish with curving sides and slightly everted rim. The saucer has pale liver-coloured copper glaze, with a white mouth-rim. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain incense burner of globular form. The incense burner is white on the interior and on rim, deep blue exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain beaker of archaic gu form, with high spreading foot, small central bulb and wide trumpet mouth. The beaker has light turquoise blue glaze. There are five-clawed dragons among clouds incised on the neck and around the foot. There...

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

    Porcelain cup with dragon-shaped handles. The cup has yellow glaze on the exterior and handles, white glaze on interior. There is a band of confronted dragons in low relief on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish with everted rim. The dish has a white body covered with a blue toned glaze. There is an underglaze slip 'anhua' design of dragons chasing a flaming pearl.

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

    Porcelain meiping vase. The vase has a white body covered with a blue-toned glaze. There are incised cloud collars with flower sprays in the centre on the shoulders, and flowers and chains on either side.

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

    Dehua ware porcelain figure of a bent, old, emaciated bearded man. He stands among clouds, barefoot on a millet stalk. In front of him are three mountain peaks and three rows of ocean waves. He holds a shoe in his right hand. The figure...

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

    Porcelain reticulated bowl with everted rim, lined with silver on the interior. The bowl has white glaze. There is an openwork design consisting of trellis patterns with circular medallions containing characters. The base is unglazed.

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

    Porcelain square water-pot. The water-pot has a white body, and is covered, except for the mouth-rim, with a blue-toned glaze. There is incised decoration round the sides of a key-fret just below the rim, with a dragon among waves chasing...

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

    Porcelain square water-pot. The water-pot has cream-white crazed glaze. There is incised decoration of dragons in scrolls around the sides.

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

    Porcelain water-pot with depressed globular body. The water-pot has white crazed glaze, with a brown stained mouth-rim. There are two rows of incised designs.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
    • Production place: China
  • stand; flower-holder

    Porcelain vase with wide spreading mouth and straight rim with two loop handles. An eight link chain joins the vase to a horizontal bar with a modelled dragon head at each end, holding the chain in the mouth, and a loop at the centre for...

    • Object type: stand; flower-holder
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
  • water-pot

    Porcelain water-pot. The water-pot has white crazed glaze. There is an incised design of classic scroll at the mouth-rim and round the body with a lotus scroll. A pair with PDF.471.

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

    Cizhou-type stoneware jar with lid. The jar has white glazed interior. There is a black on white painted peony scroll.

    • Object type: jar; cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
    • Production place: China
  • bowl

    Porcelain 'eggshell' bowl with lobed mouth-rim. There is a 'anhua' slip design of dragons in medallions with clouds under the glaze of the interior, and a classic scroll surrounding a four character mark in the centre of the well.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC-20thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain vase in the form of an archaic bronze 'gu' with a wide flaring mouth, long slender neck, rounded centre and with a wide spreading foot. The vase has light blue tinged glaze. There is an incised design of banana leaf panel on the...

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

    Porcelain square box resting on four triangular feet. The box has 'Qingbai' type glaze that has degraded in places. The base, the interior of the box and cover are unglazed and stained brown in places. The seven seals are unglazed and...

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

    Hua shi porcelain water-pot with depressed globular body. The water-pot has crazed creamy glaze. There is an incised design of debased petal panel just below the mouth-rim, below that is a classic scroll panel, and the body is marked with...

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

    Porcelain garlic-headed vase with depressed globular body. The vase has creamy glaze. There are two raised bands under the garlic head, and a finely modelled relief design of a split tailed dragon holding a leafy branch in its mouth, curled...

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

    Porcelain vase with rounded body curving sharply inward at the shoulder to a narrow neck. The vase has 'dry' glaze. There is a raised band around the exterior of the vase, with five more at the base of the neck.

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

    Porcelain vase in shape of archaic bronze 'Gu', with trumpet mouth, narrow body and splayed foot. The vase has blue-tinged glaze except for foot-ring. There are two raised bosses on the centre of the body.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
  • box

    Porcelain square covered box with four L-shaped feet. The box has cream glaze. There are tiny brown specks in the body. There is a firing crack extending down from the mouth-rim.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC-18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with thick sides and everted rim. The dish has white glaze.

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

    Dehua porcelain incense burner of 'gui'-like form with two modelled lion masks surrounded by curls of fur. The base is glazed. Reign mark impressed on base.

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

    Dehua porcelain teapot with barrel shaped body, short straight neck and base, plain spout and handle, and flat cover with knob. The teapot has milk-white glaze. There is a raised band on the body and two shallow concentric grooves on the...

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

    Dehua porcelain figure of a standing Bodhidharma, hollow on the interior, thickly made and heavy. The figure has ivory white body with a pinkish toned glaze.

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

    White porcelain model of a bell, hollow on the interior, surmounted with a handle in the form of two dragon heads chasing a flaming pearl. There is a double cloud collar incised on the exterior, above a mark.

    • Object type: model; bell
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
  • stem cup

    Porcelain stem cup with everted mouth-rim. The stem cup has a white body with a blue tinged glaze on the interior. There is an 'anhua' slip petal design on the interior.

    • Object type: stem cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Xuande; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1425-1435
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with straight rim. The bowl has a white body with a blue tinged glaze. There is an incised double lotus-petal panel on the exterior, and an 'anhua' slip lotus scroll under the glaze on the interior.

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

    Jizhou stoneware bowl. The bowl has dark brown glaze on the interior and two-thirds of the way down the exterior, and bluish white painted lines.

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

    Cizhou-type stoneware figure, the bust of an emperor, with a hollow interior. The figure is cream, with the features painted in brown. There is an inscription on the back.

    • Object type: figure
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1368-1500
    • Production place: China
  • offering-bowl

    Stoneware offering bowl with round bottom, curving wall and inverted rim. The bowl has brown glaze with flecks of yellow.

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

    Jian stoneware bowl, with silver-bound mouth rim. The bowl has black glaze with metallic 'hare's fur' streaking.

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

    Jian stoneware bowl. The bowl is covered on the interior and exterior almost to the foot with black iron spotted glaze.

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

    Yue stoneware round box with domed cover and concave base with five setter marks. The box has olive brown glaze. There is a phoenix and sprays encircled by a double ring incised on lid.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 8thC-10thC
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • bowl

    Yue stoneware bowl fragment. The bowl has grey-green glaze. There is an inscription and five spur marks on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 978
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • incense-burner

    Longquan stoneware incense burner of an archaic bronze li form tripod with a wide cylindrical neck with flattened rim, standing on three tapered legs. The incense burner has pale blue-green glaze. There are three vents on the interior where...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1320
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • bottle

    Longquan stoneware vase of pear shape with bulbous head. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are two parallel raised ribs around the body and on the base of the neck, with vertical grooves carved on the upper part of the neck.

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

    Longquan stoneware vase with tubular neck, flared mouth and inverted rim. The vase has blue-grey glaze with fine brown-stained crackle. There are three horizontal ribs on the shoulder.

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

    Longquan stoneware incense burner in the form of an archaic bronze li tripod with wide neck and flattened mouth rim, on three legs. The incense burner has grey-green glaze with wide dark crackle. There is a vent hole in each leg just below...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1200-1320
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • bowl

    Longquan stoneware bowl with rounded sides. The bowl has thick blue-grey glaze.

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

    Yue stoneware cylindrical box with domed lid. The box has grey-green glaze on interior and exterior. There are incised scrolls on upper and lower sides, with ribbon motifs on top. There is an inscription on the lid.

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

    Jun stoneware flower-pot-stand with six bracket-lobes and three cloud-shaped feet. The flower-pot-stand has a pale grey body and blue glaze on the interior, purple glaze on the rim and the exterior, and olive brown glaze on the base. There...

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There are four formal lotus flowers and scrolls in kinrande underglaze gilding around the exterior. There is a mark on the base. Pair with A464.

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

    Porcelain ovoid ewer with loop handle, slightly curving spout and domed cover. The ewer has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a leaf and flower panel incised on the cover, and an animal in flight incised on the body. The...

    • Object type: ewer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
  • bowl

    Qingbai type porcelain conical bowl. The bowl has a white body and bluish glaze. There are lines incised on the exterior, and a floral-type scroll in the interior. The base is unglazed.

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

    Qingbai porcelain bowl with lobed rim. The bowl has a white body and transparent glaze. There are Buddhist symbols and a lotus scroll around the interior. There is a mark in the well. Pair with A449.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There is a firing crack on the base and the side, and a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain figure of a horse among waves, carrying a scroll. The figure has a white body.

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

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and grey-toned glaze. There are two phoenixes, with flower and branch scroll in between in 'anhua' slip on the exterior, and a cloud design on the interior. There is a mark on the interior.

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

    Guan-type stoneware vase with bulbous body tapering to long cylindrical neck. The vase has a grey body and thick, translucent blue-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, one stained dark grey, the other ginger. Where exposed in firing, the...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1766
    • Production place: China
  • bowl

    Porcelain reticulated bowl. The bowl has a white body and transparent glaze. There is an openwork design of trellis pattern with five floral medallions on the exterior, a key fret panel incised beneath the exterior rim, and a lotus panel...

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

    Qingbai porcelain bowl with lobed rim. The bowl has a white body and transparent glaze. There are Buddhist symbols and a lotus scroll around the interior. There is a mark in the well. Pair with A450.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • water-pot

    Porcelain water-pot of depressed globular form. The water-pot has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There are two panels of classic scrolls incised on the exterior, and a cloud collar below them.

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

    Porcelain round box. The box has a white body and cream crackled glaze. There is a four-clawed dragon holding a pearl among waves moulded on the lid, and bats among the waves on the base. There is red staining on the interior and on the...

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

    Porcelain bowl with flared lobed sides. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain 'monk's cap' ewer. The ewer has a white body and transparent grey-toned glaze. There are lotus scrolls incised on the exterior, Eight Buddhist Emblems around the body, and Ruyi motif on the handle. The base is unglazed.

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

    Porcelain water-pot, in the form of a peach cut in half, with a branch forming the handle. The water-pot has a white body, and blue-toned glaze. There are leafy branches and flowers in relief on the exterior. There is a mark inside.

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

    Porcelain cup. The cup has a white body. There are phoenixes in 'anhua' slip on the interior, flowers around the cavetto, and a flower in the well. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with brown-stained rim. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a lotus scroll incised on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-tone glaze. There is open-work trellis and relief medallions containing Shou-lao and the Eight Immortals on horseback in biscuit on the exterior.

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