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  • perfume-holder

    Pyramidal porcelain perfume casket with square cross-section. Supported on four bulbous feet, with domed cover and flattened top. Fine white porcelain with partly pierced design of bamboo leaves within conventional wave and prunus border.

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

    Porcelain vermillion box with five-lobed sides. Porcelain imitating glass decorated in thick blue enamel with flower scrolls and the 'shou' character in seal form, surrounded by a border of bats and flowers.

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

    Small globular waterpot of 'soft-paste' porcelain. Decorated in overglaze iron red enamel with two four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amid clouds. Border of ruyi lappets above and stylised lotus petals below, also in iron red...

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in wucai style with delicate underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, yellow and black enamels. Roundel inside painted with pair of goldfish in a lotus pond, and group of five fish among colourful water weeds in...

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

    Porcelain double gourd-shaped vase. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze enamels. Design on the exterior of grapevines wrapping around vessel from top to bottom, painted in pale aubergine, dark...

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

    Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue washes and outlines and overglaze enamels. Inside, a figure of Shou lao (God of Longevity), seated with his crane, enclosed in double blue ring. Eight Immortals...

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

    Miniature porcelain jar of globular form. Decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow, green and black enamels. Design of blue fish swimming over green and white waves on yellow ground. Stylised lotus panels around rim in red,...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze enamels. On interior, in underglaze blue, a double vajra with Tibetan character 'om' in the centre surrounded by petal panels each containing a...

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in sancai style with on-biscuit enamels. Two incised dragons in white in the centre, with aubergine flaming pearl between and green waves below, on yellow ground. Six flower and fruit sprays in cavetto, in...

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

    Swatow-type Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain dish. Decorated in red, turquoise and black overglaze enamels. In centre, Chinese mariner's compass motif enclosing characters Tai ji (supreme ultimate), surrounded by two dragons and two flying...

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

    Zhangzhou export ware porcelain vase of form inspired by ancient bronzes, with two large square handles. Painted in Swatow style with red, green, turquoise and black overglaze enamels. Band of chevrons in red at rim and flowering branches...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC-17thC(early)
    • Production place: Zhangzhou
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer dish. Inside in the centre, sketchy floral medallion enclosing reignmark, and sprays of peach, cherry, lychee and persimmons in the cavetto. On the exterior, four lotus sprays, all painted in overglaze yellow enamel on...

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

    Porcelain ink slab and water receptacle in form of rectangular bowl with four-fifths unglazed for ink grinding. Sides roughly decorated in wucai style with greyish underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with flower sprays on long sides and...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze washes of red, green and aubergine enamels. Design on the interior of group of fruits, including peach, cherry, loquat, mulberry and gingko...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • cup

    Guangdong stoneware cup in form of half a peach with twig handle standing on two twigs at base. The cup has a dark greyish-brown body and pale blue glaze suffused with grey and purple. There are three tiny spur marks on the base, which is...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC-20thC
    • Production place: Shiwan
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Outlined with dragons chasing flaming pearls among clouds in overglaze yellow enamel. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Stoneware kiln support with disc base and three small spurs. The kiln support has a coarse brown body.

    • Object type: kiln-support
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC-13thC
    • Production place: China
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • dish

    Large Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain dish of Swatow type, with bracketed rim. Underglaze blue inside with a central roundel featuring ducks and waterfowl in a pond with aquatic plants and a grassy shoreline. Ogival panels around the...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC-17thC
    • Production place: Zhangzhou
  • snuff-bottle

    Snuff bottle painted in underglaze blue with four figures battling among waves. The dropper is made of balck wood (possibly ebony) with ivory inlay to form a yin yang symbol. The base has an unusual mark with lotuses.

    • Object type: snuff-bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • stem cup

    Stem porcelain cup. There are three silhouetted fruits around the sides of the exterior, peach, persimmon and pomegranate, in underglaze red, and two five-clawed dragons incised under the glaze on the interior. There is an inscription on...

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

    Small globular jar of hua shi porcelain. There are three large scale Buddhist lions playing with ribboned brocade balls in underglaze blue around the exterior.

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

    Small bottle of meiping form. Underglaze blue with three bands of individual figurative scenes illustrating conversations, romances, communing with ghosts, etc. Overlapping cloud forms around the shoulder. There is an inscription on the...

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

    Porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with figurative scene of a man carrying a child while riding a pony and followed by an attendant with luggage. Vertical inscription on one side and inscription on base. Pair with C623.

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

    Covered globular porcelain jar, with cylindrical cover with flat top. Underglaze blue with feathery scrolling floral elements around the porcelain jar and lid, and traditional classic scrolls around the flange. Unglazed base.

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

    Porcelain flask of baoyue form with two strap handles. Underglaze blue with a roundel on each side with a four-square five-clawed dragon amid flames and stylised clouds with a flaming pearl at the centre. There is an inscription on the...

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

    Set of 18 sweetmeat porcelain dishes of rhomboid form, arranged in two concentric circles around a central round porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with cranes flying in clouds in outer group of porcelain dishes, song birds perched on...

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

    Bowl of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling phoenix roundels alternating with flame medallions around the sides. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain flask of baoyue form with round flattened body. Two strap handles at the sides. Underglaze blue with large scale scrolling flowers and narrow band of classic scrolls around the edge.

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

    Porcelain wine pot of cylindrical shape with horinzontal ribs simulating bamboo, and spout and handle similarly treated. Painted in underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, aubergine and black enamels with birds, plants and rocks. Base...

    • Object type: wine-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC(mid)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Decorated on the exterior with formalised lotus and chrysanthemum scrolls reserved in white against an iron red overglaze enamel ground.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Daoguang
    • Production date: 1821-1850
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain Wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style, with underglaze blue washes and outlines, and overglaze red, yellow, green, aubergine and dark brown enamels. Design on the exterior of fungus motifs alternating with segments of floral sprays....

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

    Porcelain bowl. Decorated outside with formalized lotus and chrysanthemum scrolls reserved in white against an iron red overglaze enamel ground.

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

    Porcelain bowl with straight sides. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers with Eight Buddhist emblems floating or supported on flower heads, above band of overlapping panels. Inscription in centre written vertically in a...

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

    Deep porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue and red with wide band depicting watery landscape with ducks, reeds and clouds in red and blue. Narrow band above with ten-character inscription in blue. Base partly glazed.

    • Object type: tea-bowl
    • Production date: 1800-1949
    • Production place: Japan
  • spittoon

    Porcelain spittoon of zhadou form. Underglaze blue with wide band of turbulent waves with rocks around the body. Tall plaintain leaves on neck, above reduced cloud collars. Inscription on channelled base.

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

    Porcelain dish with lobed sides and bracket-lobed rim. Underglaze blue with flower spray in each lobe outside . Similar flower sprays inside cavetto, with ogival roundel with three scrolling flowers in centre. Band of scrolling ruyi and...

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

    Porcelain wine ewer in the shape of a moon supported on swirling relief clouds with a projecting spout on one side. High relief and underglaze blue with female figure (Chang E) and hare in a landscape on one side and two gentlemen in...

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

    Porcelain bowl with wide flaring sides. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves above narrow band of overlapping lotus petals. On the interior, white slip design of floral scrolls around the cavetto, with single...

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

    Porcelain vase of yuhuchun or pear-shaped form. Underglaze red with wide band of incised scrolling flowers left in reserve against red ground. Base glazed and edge of foot unglazed.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1320-1350
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • water-pot

    Small porcelain water-pot of globular form. Underglaze red with large scale five-clawed dragon chasing flaming pearl through dense red clouds. Dragon's eyes appear to be painted in underglaze blue.

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

    Globular porcelain jar. Underglaze blue with scrolling lotus and chrysanthemum flowers. Bands of leaf sprays around shoulder. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Cylindrical porcelain brush-pot. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with scene showing figures and horse in a landscape. A gentleman holding a branch speaks to a courier; another attendant waits with luggage by the horse. Long poetic...

    • Object type: brush-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Shunzhi; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1661
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Small porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with seascape featuring a European galleon, a mermaid playing a violin, rocks, clouds, a building and waves. Band of French inscription around rim. Inside in the centre is a flower head with flying birds...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with single line just below rim and at top of foot. Central roundel inside with inscription in a single ring.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • tankard

    Small porcelain tankard with round body and strap handle. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling flowers between lotus petals. Relief band at bottom of neck with stylised petals. Horizontal inscription on body.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with separated stylised lotus petals and band of squared spirals at the rim. Wide band of scrolling chrysanthemums and camellias inside , below narrow band of waves around inside rim. Central roundel with...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 15thC(early)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling Buddhist emblems supported on lotus flowers. Band of classic scrolls around the foot. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Small porcelain bowl with straight sides. Wide band of pierced openwork around sides, with four inset underglaze blue roundels containing a flying phoenix. At the top of the openwork band are four small roundels with pierced characters....

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

    Porcelain bowl with the Three Friends of Winter (pines, prunus and bamboo) in underglaze blue. Horizontal inscription below the rim.

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

    Octagonal stand for porcelain ink sticks or porcelain brushes. Underglaze blue with auspicious emblems, musical instruments, flowers and fruit sprays around sides. Dense reserved ruyi pattern on the top, with a knop decorated with flower...

    • Object type: ink-stand; brush-holder
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC(late)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with gently rounded sides. Underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals in a landscape around the sides, and the God of Longevity (Shoulao) seated on a rock with deer and crane in a roundel in the centre. There is an inscription...

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

    Soft Jun stoneware lobed vase in form of elongated meiping with four lobes. The vase has a pale buff body and thick sky-blue glaze with fine crackle. Where exposed the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.

    • Object type: meiping
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production place: China
  • bowl

    Conical Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue wide band of two phoenixes amid scrolling flowers and leaves. Three tall rocks in waves with men and fighting water buffalo on the interior. Trellis patterns around the rim. There is an inscription on...

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

    Small bowl of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze red and blue with single fruit spray in centre.

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

    Small stem porcelain cup with underglaze blue bands of scrolling flowers, plantain leaves and overlapping petals. Reserved panel on one side with ruyi and reign mark.

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

    Jun-type snuff saucer. The saucer has transparent greenish-blue glaze with close crackle. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot is unglazed.

    • Object type: snuff-saucer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: China
  • meiping

    Small porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue with a wide band of scrolling peonies and two bands of overlapping lotus panels. Band of separated floral sprays on mouth. Main foot unglazed and secondary foot and base glazed.

    • Object type: meiping
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1426-1457
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish decorated in underglaze blue with five-clawed dragon and clouds roundel and incised waves. Parallel blue lines around inner and outer rim. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with A607.

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

    Guan-type ware fluted cup. White porcelain body covered in bluish-green glaze with two layers of close crackle, the wide layer stained black and the other ginger. Brown dressing applied to the mouth and the foot rim unglazed. Body reddish...

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

    Porcelain dish. Covered outside and inside with greyish-green celadon-toned glaze. Rim glazed coffee-brown. White glaze on base, with inscription.

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

    Porcelain libation vessel of ancient bronze jue form with three legs, a loop handle and two short columns rising from the rim. Covered in dark blue glaze, with two five-clawed dragons, a flaming pearl and cloud reserved in white. Traces of...

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

    Porcelain model of globular multi-lobed gourd. Covered in iron-red glazel except for calyx which is green. Stump of the short stalk is gold lacquered.

    • Object type: water-dropper
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1911
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup-stand

    Porcelain cup-stand with flattened rim, shallow well and small central recess. Covered inside and outside with green enamel over pale celadon type glaze. Decorated in gold (kinrande) with flower and fruit sprays on the front and two...

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

    Porcelain bowl, with silver-bound mouth rim. The bowl has crackled yellowish glaze. There are floral motifs on the interior.

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

    Longquan porcelain bowl. The dish has greyish-green glaze. There are overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior.

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

    Longquan porcelain dish with recessed area in the centre. The dish has greyish-green glaze. There are overlapping lotus petals carved on the exterior.

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

    Longquan porcelain incense burner of archaic bronze li form with squat body, wide neck with flatterned rim and three legs. The incense burner has pale greyish-green glaze.

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

    Longquan porcelain bowl with inturned mouth. The bowl has pale greyish-green glaze. There are leaf scrolls carved on the interior, and overlapping lotus petals on the exterior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1300
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • dish

    Longquan porcelain dish with a flattened rim. The dish has pale greyish green glaze.

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

    Longquan stoneware cup with loop handle. The cup has greyish green glaze. There is a stylised cloud modelled above the handle.

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

    Longquan stoneware jar. The jar has pale greyish green glaze. There is a modelled figure of a man with reed hat and cape on one side of the rim, two modelled brown fish on a rock on the interior. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • bowl

    Longquan stoneware conical bowl with pale greyish green glaze.

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

    Porcelain vase. The vase has crackled yellowish glaze. There is a single groove and stylized wave band above the foot, and a band of double grooves on the shoulder.

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

    Porcelain dish, with lobed rim. The dish has greyish-white glaze. There is a floral motif on the interior. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Liao dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 950-1050
  • jar; cover

    Ding porcelain jar with four square lugs on shoulder, and lid, which is carved as a leaf and stem. Creamy grey. There is a design of deeply carved leaves.

    • Object type: jar; cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1115-1234
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl, with copper-bound mouth rim. The bowl has crackled yellowish glaze. The character for 'longevity' is moulded in the centre, with radiating panels of classic scroll.

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

    Porcelain cup, with ivory glaze. There is an incised lotus scroll on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base. One of a pair with PDF.178.

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

    Porcelain cup, with ivory glaze. There is an incised lotus scroll on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base. One of a pair with PDF.179.

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

    Porcelain ladle with curved handle. The ladle has cream crackled glaze. There is a leaf and five small protruberances moulded near the end of the handle. A pair with PDF.199.

    • Object type: ladle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-20thC
  • dish

    Ding porcelain dish, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There is a lotus scroll with a border of key-fret moulded in the centre, surrounded by a moulded peony scroll bordered by three raised lines. There is an inscription on the...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • bowl

    Ding porcelain bowl, with six-lobed sides and rim (formerly bound with copper). The bowl has ivory glaze.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1000-1127
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • stem cup

    Porcelain stem cup with copper-bound mouth rim. The cup has cream crackled glaze. There is a peony spray in the centre, surrounded by three concentric circles.

    • Object type: stem cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644