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  • 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 pale yellow enamel over a thin felspathic glaze on the interior and exterior. There is a mark in blue on the base, which has a plain glaze, and an inscription on the exterior near the...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Porcelain cup with straight sides and a low foot ring. There is a peach, a persimmon and a pomegranate in underglaze copper red on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Faceted porcelain vase with tall cylindrical neck, high spreading foot, and two handles with animal-shaped masks. There are scrolls of morning glories in underglaze blue on the surface. There is a mark on the interior of the foot.

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

    Double gourd shaped porcelain vase with low foot rim formed from a recessed base. There are four repeated dragon medallions against a honeycomb diaper background in underglaze colbalt blue on the exterior. There is an 'F' mark on the...

    • Object type: vase
    • 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

    Porcelain jar of guan form with rounded body, thick mouth rim and animal masks on the shoulders, pierced to hold metal rings. There is a diaper band in underglaze cobalt blue round the lip and a scroll of chrysanthemum in underglaze cobalt...

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1320-1350
    • 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 straight sides slightly flared at the rim. There is a roundel with a woman and child on a terrace in underglaze blue in the centre of the interior. There is an inscription on the exterior.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Brush with porcelain handle, which has a small knob and a long handle widening into a round end where the brush is inserted. There are chrysanthemum, peony and lotus scrolls, reserved in white against an underglaze cobalt blue ground on the...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a slightly everted rim. There are two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid clouds in underglaze blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Set of five porcelain cups with rounded sides, straight rims and small foot rings. There is a scene with a man and a servant boy returning to a village by moonlight in underglaze cobalt blue on one side and with a village landscape in...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1630
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with round sides, straight rim, low foot and convex base. There are groups of children playing amid rocks and flowers and carrying banners, lotus leaves, vases, a trumpet and a qin, in a pencilled style in underglaze cobalt...

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

    Porcelain bowl with slightly rounded sides, straight rim and high, straight foot. There are three phoenixes flying among peony scrolls in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, and a roundel containing a floral spray in a double ring in...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Jiajing
    • Production date: 1553
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • box

    Circular porcelain box with a low domed cover. There is a Buddha's hand citron (foshou) in pencilled style in underglaze cobalt blue in the centre of the lid, surrounded by peach branches and camellia, and a peach branch and a flower spray...

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

    Porcelain bowl with short sides, everted rim and recessed base with no foot ring. There are two birds amid branches in underglaze cobalt blue on exterior, and a butterfly, a grasshopper, chrysanthemums and bamboo branches on the interior....

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with rounded sides, flared rim and two stylised dragon handles. There are two roundels containing dragons among clouds in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase of mallet shape, with a cylindrical neck, a large foot ring formed by a recessed base, and two fish-shaped handles. There are conifer sprays in underglaze cobalt blue on the body, teardrop forms on the shoulder, with a man...

    • Object type: vase
    • Production date: 1800-1949
    • Production place: China; Japan
  • vase

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Porcelain saucer with rounded cavetto and flattened rim. There is a scene of the demolition of Rotterdam during riots in 1690 in underglaze cobalt blue in the centre, and four cartouches containing stylised fruits and flowers against a...

    • Object type: saucer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1690-1722
    • 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
  • jar

    Porcelain globular jar. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There is a dragon rising from the waves round the bottom to meet another among the clouds in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain globular jar. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There is a phoenix flying over waves and amid small clouds in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain globular jar with recessed base forming a foot ring. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are two boys, one holding a tray of cakes over his head and the other a gourd flask, depicted in a landscape of pine...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with tall sides and flaring lip. There are quails and chicks next to a rock with flowers and grass in underglaze cobalt blue on one side, and chrysanthemus and two insects on the other. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded cavetto and flattened rim curving upward at the edge. There is a scene of a man with two servant boys, one carrying a fan, the other a qin, admiring the moon on a terrace beside a pavilion, in underglaze cobalt...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1671
    • 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
  • bowl

    Large porcelain bowl (gang) with round sides and thickened straight rim. There are two fish dragons, waves and clouds around the body, and a band of classic scrolls between two double rings round the rim and the bottom. There is a mark on...

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

    Porcelain globular jar with recessed base forming a foot ring. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There is a four line poem in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

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

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

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

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

    Pair of porcelain cups with tall sides and slightly everted mouth rim. Cup 'a' has a scene from the 'West Chamber' (Xixiang Ji) of Cui Yingying seeing off Scholar Zhang with a maid serving wine in a garden landscape in underglaze cobalt...

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

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

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

    Porcelain dish with low sides and everted mouth rim. There is a roundel of the 'Three Friends of Winter' (pine, plum and bamboo) in underglaze cobalt blue in the centre, a band of trellis patterns around the rim, and scrolling lotus...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with tall sides and flaring lip. There is a garden scene of chrysanthemum, rocks and butterflies in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain hexagonal vase with bulbous body, long tapering neck and high spreading foot. There are cloud forms in underglaze cobalt blue on the foot, scroll patterns and ruyi heads in reserve on the body, scroll patterns and a chevron band...

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

    Porcelain double bowl with rounded sides and a hole in the base. There is a scene, from the 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' (Sanguo Yanyi), of Guanyu seated at a table accompanied by a sleeping guard in underglaze cobalt blue on the...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1540-1560
    • 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
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain cylindrical incense vase (or censer) with three feet. There is an abstract cloud on each foot, flower sprays and dentil motifs in underglaze cobalt blue at the mouthrim, a band of the Eight Trigrams in reserve against a chevron...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • 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
  • flask

    Porcelain double gourd flask with flattened lower bulb and two strap handles. There is a stylised flower with a yin and yang symbol surrounded by a chevron band in underglaze cobalt blue in the centre of lower bulb on each side, and a...

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

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

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

    Cylindrical porcelain incence jar on three cloud-shaped feet. There is a wave pattern in underglaze cobalt blue on the flat rim, a border of honeycomb diaper pattern with four panels, each containing a single character, and scenes of men in...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 15thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • box

    Circular porcelain box with domed cover. There are stylised lotus flowers in underglaze copper red with incised detail on the exterior, and a leaf pattern incised on the mouth rim of the lower half. There is a mark in underglaze cobalt blue...

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

    Porcelain bowl with high sides. There is a roundel of a galloping horse and waves in underglaze blue in the centre of the interior, a band of stylised leaves near the mouthrim on the exterior, and two Buddhist lions playing with brocade...

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

    Porcelain cup with high sides and everted mouth rim. There are scrolling stylised flower heads in underglaze cobalt blue around the sides, and a single blue line inside the mouthrim, below the mouthrim and around the foot.

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

    Porcelain temple-vase of bronze form with long neck, thick mouth rim, and two animal mask handles on the neck. There is a band of rocks and waves in underglaze cobalt blue rising from the base, a band of scrolling lotus leaves around the...

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

    Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot. There are squared spirals at the foot and the rim, separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body, and a medallion surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band in the centre of the...

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, everted mouthrim and wide foot. There are scrolling lotus flowers and leaves between a band of squared spirals at the mouthrim, a band of separated lotus flowers, classic scrolls around the foot, a roundel...

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

    Porcelain globular jar. There is a scrolling flower band of lotus, peony, chrysanthemum, camellia and hibiscus, above a band of overlapping lotus petals in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, and a lotus roundel on the lid. There is a...

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

    Porcelain dish with flat mouth rim. There is a band of waves in underglaze cobalt blue on the rim, scrolling flowers and leaves in the cavetto and three bunches of grapes, vines and leaves in the centre.

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

    Porcelain globular tankard with tall straight neck. There are scrolling lotus flowers in underglaze cobalt blue around the body, a band of squared spirals at the shoulder, and lappets and stylised leaves on the neck. There is a mark on the...

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

    Set of five porcelain cups with straight sides. There are four flower heads in underglaze cobalt blue on each cup between single blue lines at the rim and above the base. There is a mark on the base of each cup.

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

    Porcelain pear-shaped vase (yuhuchun ping) with long tapering neck and flaring mouth rim. There are two fountains, one with an elephant as its base and the other with a horse, in underglaze cobalt blue on the body of the vase, a narrow...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Jiajing
    • Production date: 1522-1566
    • 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 rounded sides and flaring rim. The bowl has a copper-bound mouthrim. There are four fish in underglaze copper red, with four aquatic plants in underglaze cobalt blue in the cavetto, and stylised flower head in...

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

    Circular porcelain ink-slab with a channel around the top, and a recessed base. The ink-slab has an unglazed area in the centre of the top. There are classic scrolls in reserve against an underglaze cobalt blue ground. There is an...

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

    Porcelain bowl with high straight sides and everted mouth rim. There are vertical panels with alternating spotted and white deer against rocks and plants in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, vertical panels with plants and ornamental...

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. There are horses above rocks and waves, with ornamental clouds and a band of stylised flames in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, and a roundel of a seated buffalo, with an outer band of lappets in...

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

    Porcelain double bowl with rounded sides, with a shallow liner dish set inside and a hole at the base. There are three horsemen with a servant in a landscape with a pavillion in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, and three men in a...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 15thC(late)
    • 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
  • tea-bowl

    Porcelain tea-bowl with high, straight sides. There are two cockerels in a landscape in underglaze cobalt blue and copper red on one side, and a rock and a coxcomb plant on the other. There is a mark on the base.

    • Object type: tea-bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC(early)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • tea-bowl

    Porcelain tea-bowl with high, straight sides. There are two cockerels in a landscape in underglaze cobalt blue and copper red on one side, and a rock and a coxcomb plant on the other. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain dish with deep rounded sides and everted rim. Swatow type. There is a marine compass in red, turquoise and black overglaze enamels in the centre of the interior, the characters 'tai ji' (supreme ultimate),...

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

    Porcelain bowl with steep sides. The bowl has a copper-bound rim. There is a double vajra surrounded by ribbons in centre in Doucai type decoration with underglaze blue outlines and washes, and red, green and yellow overglaze enamels....

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

    Zhangzhou Export ware porcelain dish with slightly flattened rim. Swatow type. There is a 'fu' character (good fortune) in turquoise overglaze enamel in the centre, two turquoise dragons with clouds and flames in red and green enamels,...

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

    Porcelain rectangular tile. There are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl among ruyi clouds in green lead silicate enamels on a yellow ground.

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

    Porcelain wine ewer in the form of a dancing girl, with raised right arm forming a spout, lowered left arm forming a handle, and wooden lid imitating a hair knot. There is decoration in overglaze red, turquoise and green enamels with traces...

    • Object type: ewer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1522-1600
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar

    Porcelain rectangular jar with thickened mouth rim. There is a different landscape scene on each side in Wucai style underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, and black enamels. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Pair of porcelain water-pots in the form of a wooden bucket, with curved handles and applied animal masks. Herons and lotus plants beside a pond in Wucai style underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. There is a mark on...

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. There is an incised and painted dragon with clouds, waves and rocks in green copper overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, and two incised and painted dragons on the exterior. There is a mark on...

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

    Porcelain square waterpot with thickened rim. There is a roundel of a crane among clouds in red, green and black enamels on each side. There is a mark on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain bowl with tall rounded sides and flared rim. There is a coiled young dragon with paws in a medallion in underglaze blue and overglaze red enamel in the centre of the interior, and two similar dragons against a red enamel ground on...

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

    Porcelain globular box with cover. There is a persimmon flower, stalk and leaves in underglaze blue and overglaze red, purple and green enamel on the cover. There is a mark on the base.in underglaze blue.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and roughly trimmed footrim. There is a floral scroll pattern in underglaze blue and red, green, yellow and turquoise overglaze enamels on the interior, and four beasts, with saddlecloths showing a lotus...

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

    Porcelain garden seat of drum shape. There are two pairs of Buddhist lions playing with brocaded balls in fahua style with yellow, aubergine and turquoise on-biscuit enamels in the central band .

    • Object type: garden-seat
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1488-1505
    • 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
  • dish

    Porcelain square dish with flaring sides and slightly everted rim. There are is a pine tree, prunus, bamboo and lingzhi fungus in underglaze blue against a yellow overglaze enamel ground within a square panel in the centre. There is a mark...

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

    Porcelain box of inverted T shape with shallow upper and lower sections. There is a sage on a deer-like animal with a servant boy in underglaze blue outlines with overglaze red, green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels on the lid, and...

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

    Porcelain bowl. There is a five-clawed dragon among clouds in underglaze blue on the interior, band of key fret in underglaze blue at the exterior rim, and ducks on a lotus pond in underglaze blue and overglaze red, black and green enamels...

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

    Porcelain garden seat of drum shape decorated in fahua style with overglaze yellow, purple, green and blue enamels applied directly to the biscuit. Medallion with lotus rosette on top, lotus scrolls around central band with a row of yellow...

    • Object type: garden-seat
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1488-1505
    • Production place: Jingdezhen