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  • sample

    Four Ru-type stoneware rectangular test piece samples. The pieces have a buff body, and each piece has slightly different glaze with varying levels of crackle. Glaze applied to one side of pieces, which have been pierced to aid removal...

    • Object type: sample
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC(early)
    • Production place: Henan (province)
  • dish

    Longquan porcelain dish with flattened mouth rim, and thick inclined foot rim. The dish has a grey-green glaze. There is a lotus spray in the centre surrounded by a scroll, and four unglazed fish around the interior.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1435
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • vase

    Longquan porcelain jar of archaic jade cong form, with rectangular sides and short cylindrical neck. The jar has grey-green glaze. There are moulded sectional grooves in imitation of carved jade.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1279
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • bowl

    Longquan porcelain conical bowl. The bowl has pale greyish green glaze.

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

    Longquan stoneware bowl with copper-bound rim. The bowl has pale greyish-green glaze. There are overlapping lotus petals carved on exterior.

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

    Longquan stoneware bowl with everted rim. The bowl has grey-green glaze. There is a 'split lotus' scroll carved on the interior and exterior, and a band of scroll panels around the foot.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1435
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • vase

    Longquan porcelain vase. The vase has pale greyish green glaze with spots of iron brown.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 14thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • incense-burner

    Longquan stoneware incense burner of archaic bronze lian form, with straight sides, three cloud-shaped feet and a circular foot ring. The incense burner has pale greyish green glaze. There are three bands of triple lines in low relief...

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

    Longquan porcelain flower-pot-stand with three cloud shaped feet, flower-shaped bosses around the top and bottom, and two imitation ring handles. The flower-pot-stand has greyish green glaze.

    • Object type: flower-pot-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1368
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • incense-burner

    Longquan stoneware incense burner of archaic bronze gui form, with sloping sides and two large handles of stylised dragon form on either side. The incense burner has pale greyish green glaze. There are a pair of ribs in low relief around...

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

    Longquan stoneware vase of an archaic bronze gu or zun form, with a wide mouth and everted rim. The vase has pale grey-green glaze. There are four vertical raised ridges on the central and lower sections, and four sprig-moulded triangular...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1368
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with lobed rim. White. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 960-1100
  • bowl

    Ding porcelain bowl, with a lobed, copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There are two ducks amongst reeds, lotus and waves on the interior.

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

    Porcelain cup, with yellowish glaze. There is a spiral design of flowers incised on the exterior, with the character for 'longevity'. One of a pair with PDF.189.

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

    Xing stoneware bowl, constructed in three pieces. The bowl has blue-toned transparent glaze There are twenty applied bosses and a design of leaves on the body. There are spur marks on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 10thC
    • Production place: Hebei (province)
  • bowl

    Ding porcelain bowl, with copper-bound mouth rim. The bowl is ivory glazed. There are lotus scrolls on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Ding porcelain dish, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There is a single peony spray in the centre, with a key-fret band on the interior mouth rim.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1086-1127
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • vase

    Porcelain vase, with a pear shape, and a copper-bound mouth rim. The vase has cream crackled glaze. There is a dragon, phoenix and clouds incised on the body, and a key fret around the foot.

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

    Ding porcelain dish, with eight lobes and copper-bound mouth rim. White. There are two moulded peacocks, an ornamental rock and peonies in the centre, with flower scrolls on each interior panel and a band of key-fret on the rim.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 960-1234
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • dish

    Ding porcelain dish, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There is a three-clawed dragon carved on interior.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1115-1234
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • basin

    Ding porcelain basin, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There are carved fish amongst weeds and waves on the interior, and double row of petals on the exterior.

    • Object type: basin
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC-12thC
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl, with handles and eight applied bosses. The bowl has white glazed body. The base is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Song dynasty
    • Production date: 960-1279
    • Production place: Jizhou
  • vase

    Porcelain vase of bag-shaped basket form with simulated basketwork and a double cord around the neck that forms loop handles on either side. The vase has white crackled glaze.

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

    Porcelain cup with cream glaze. There is a lotus scroll incised on the exterior. One of a pair with PDF.151.

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

    Porcelain cup, with yellowish crackled glaze. There is an incised lotus scroll on the exterior. One of a pair with PDF.144.

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

    Ding porcelain cup, with handle and copper-bound mouth rim. The cup has white glaze.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 20thC(early)
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • model; bell

    Cizhou-type stoneware model of a bell. The model has transparent glaze. There are the Eight Trigrams and their corresponding characters applied on the body.

    • Object type: model; bell
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1450-1620
    • Production place: China
  • incense-holder

    Porcelain flower holder in the form of an elephant, with a cloisonne flower holder set into the back. The flower holder has cream glaze. There is a lotus-with-dot border and key-fret band on saddlecloth. There is an inscription on the base....

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

    Ding porcelain bowl, with a six-lobed, copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There are moulded peonies, leaves and prunus blossoms bordered by double lines on the interior walls, with a floral motif in the centre.

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

    White stoneware figure in the form of a hare on a rectangular base. The figure has yellowish crackled glaze. The base is unglazed.

    • Object type: figure
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 700-960
    • Production place: China
  • bowl

    White porcelain bowl. The bowl has a black-glazed rim. There are two fish among weeds and waves in the centre, encircled by a peony scroll, with a classic scroll around the rim. One of a pair with PDF.122.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1933
  • jar

    Porcelain jar with raised rib and three handles on shoulder. The jar has ivory glaze. There are three firing marks visible on the base.

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

    Porcelain incense burner with cylindrical body and three feet. The incense burner has cream glaze. There are Eight Trigrams around the upper half of the exterior, with archaistic dragons on a background of spirals on the lower half.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC-18thC
    • Production place: China
  • brush-washer

    Ding-type stoneware square brush-washer with eight-lobed sides. The brush-washer has cream glaze. There are four rams among clouds moulded in the centre, with key-fret on the interior wall and a wave-patterned border on the rim.

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1522-1620
    • Production place: China
  • bowl

    Ding stoneware bowl, with lobed and copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white, with incised dragon and peony scroll on interior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC-12thC
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • vase

    Ding stoneware long-necked vase, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. Carved and incised lotus scroll on body, overlapping petals on shoulder.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 960-1127
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • flower-pot

    Quadrangular Official Jun stoneware flower-pot with fluted corners, sloping sides and four cloud-shaped feet. The flower-pot has opalescent blue glaze on the interior base and lower walls, purple on the upper interior walls and rim, and a...

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

    Ge-type stoneware vase of ancient bronze form, with flattened ovoid body, flaring mouth, and two tubular handles between two bands of low relief around the shoulder. The vase has thick, opaque grey glaze with two layers of crackle, the wide...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1279-1368
    • Production place: Zhejiang (province)
  • dish

    Guan stoneware shallow dish with six-lobed, everted rim. The dish has opaque, yellowish grey glaze with brown stained crackle. There is an inscription and six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1279
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • vase

    Guan-type stoneware quadrangular vase of ancient bronze hu form with a short straight foot and neck, and two mask and ring handles. Translucent blue-green glaze with some wide crackle and tiny pin holes at the rim and foot.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1911
    • Production place: China
  • flower-pot-stand

    Official Jun stoneware flower-pot-stand with six-lobed, rounded sides, and flattened, six-lobed rim with raised edge, on three cloud-shaped feet. Thick, bright blue glaze coloured purple on the exterior with in-glaze copper pigment. Fifteen...

    • Object type: flower-pot-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1435
    • Production place: Juntai
  • dish

    Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and an everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque, yellowish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, wider stained grey and narrower light brown. There are six round spur marks on the...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1279-1368
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • vase

    Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic jade zong form, with square body and short cylindirical neck and foot. The vase has translucent green-grey glaze with some wide, irregular crackles.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1723-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Soft Jun stoneware cup with rounded sides and inverted mouth rim. The cup has thick, bright turquoise glaze with a fine crackle.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1200-1299
    • Production place: China
  • vase

    Soft Jun stoneware vase in 'double gourd' form. The vase has thick, opaque sky blue glaze and a single purple in-glaze copper 'splash' and grey stained crackle.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1644
    • Production place: China
  • cup

    Jun stoneware cup with rounded sides and inverted rim. The cup has opalescent blue glaze with dark speckles and olive green at the rim.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1000-1234
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • cup

    Jun stoneware cup with rounded sides and inverted rim. The cup has opalescent blue glaze coloured purple on the interior and exterior with splashes of in-glaze copper pigment, and olive green at the rim.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1000-1127
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • flower-pot-stand

    Official Jun stoneware flower pot stand with rounded, twelve-lobed sides, flattened six-lobed rim with narrow raised band at edge, lobed base, and three cloud-shaped feet. The stand has opalescent blue coloured purple on the exterior with...

    • Object type: flower-pot-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1435
    • Production place: Juntai
  • flower-pot-stand

    Official Jun stoneware flower pot stand in form of shallow bowl with an inverted rim, a band of raised bosses under the rim and above the feet, and three cloud-shaped feet. The stand has thick blue glaze on the interior and a blue glaze...

    • Object type: flower-pot-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1435
    • Production place: Juntai
  • brush-washer

    Guan stoneware brush-washer with lobed corners. The brush-washer has opaque greenish-grey glaze with an even crackle stained brown and black. There are three spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1300
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • meiping

    Guan-type stoneware meiping vase with high rounded shoulder, short wide neck and everted mouthrim. Thick buff-grey glaze with brown stained crackle.

    • Object type: meiping
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1699
    • Production place: Jingdezhen; Shiwan
  • vase

    Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic bronze hu form with an octagonal body, two tubular lug handles at the neck, two raised horizontal bands around the neck, and a tall foot. The vase has thick, opaque pale grey glaze with fine irregular...

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

    Guan-type stoneware vase with rounded body, wide flaring neck and six-lobed mouthrim, on a low foot. The bowl has opaque grey glaze with an even, brown-stained crackle, and a copper-bound mouthrim. There are six spur marks on the interior...

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

    Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and everted, six-lobed rim, on a recessed base. The dish has a bluish-grey glaze with wide, brown-stained crackle. The dish has an inscription, and six spur marks on the base, which is...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1279
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • vase

    Guan-type stoneware vase of ancient bronze zun form with flattened globular body, wide neck, and flaring mouthrim. The vase has a thick, opaque greenish-grey glaze with some crackle. There are two horizontal bands around the neck, with two...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1911-1930
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Square porcelain bowl with flared sides and everted rim. There is a double square enclosing a character in wucai-style underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, aubergine and black enamels on the centre of the interior, a band of fungus...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted rim. There is a stylized peach tree, in the form of the character 'shou' for longevity, with lingzhi fungus on either side, incised in the centre, and a similar design on exterior. There is a...

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

    Square porcelain bowl with steep sides and flared mouth rim. There is a phoenix, crane, clouds and a Chinese character in on-biscuit green enamel on a yellow enamel ground in a square panel on the interior, lingzhi scrolls around the...

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

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

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

    Porcelain bottle of globular form with long slightly expanding neck and straight mouth rim. The bottle has iron red enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There are traces of a gilt design of a bird on a peony branch, chrysanthemums, two...

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

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

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

    Beehive-shaped porcelain water-pot with wide mouth. The water-pot has pale grey-green glaze. There are carved and incised cloud motifs on the exterior. There is a mark in blue on the base, which has a white glaze.

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

    Porcelain bowl with slightly curving sides. The bowl has coffee-brown slightly iridescent glaze. There is an incised key-fret border on the interior rim, with a rock and flower spray in a double ring in the centre. There is a mark in...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1661
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. The bowl has a white body with celadon-type glaze. There is a double ring enclosing a double square containing a four character mark on the interior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base, which...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. The dish has blue glaze with fine crackle, stained brown on the exterior. There are three five-clawed dragons among clouds incised on the interior, with two dragons on the exterior...

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

    Porcelain vase of slender, ovoid form, with a wide neck. The vase has an egg-shell porcelain body, covered with a rose enamel, with plain white glaze at mouth and on base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and flared rim. The bowl has blue glaze. There is a dragon in a double ring incised the centre, five-clawed dragons among clouds in pursuit of pearls incised around exterior. There is an inscription on the...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. The dish has yellow enamel. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Circular porcelain box with domed cover. The box has yellow glaze on the exterior, plain white felspathic glaze on the interior. There is a dragon among clouds incised on the cover and waves on the lower section.

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

    Porcelain hemispherical bowl. The bowl has red enamel over felspathic glaze with gilt (kinrande) floral scrolls on the exterior. There is an underglaze blue chrysanthemum spray and a butterfly in a double ring in the centre of interior and...

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

    Porcelain cup with slightly rounded sides and everted lip. The cup has yellow glaze. There are two small dragons in relief facing each other across the rim.

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

    Porcelain globular bottle with narrow neck swelling to form a bulb below the mouth rim. The bottle has yellow glaze. There is a horizontal rib in relief halfway up the neck. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. The bowl has yellow glaze, with blacklines at the rim and the base. There are two five-clawed dragons among clouds incised on exterior with key-fret around the foot-ring, and a blue line at the rim and a...

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

    Porcelain globular water jar, with a small foot and wide mouth. The water jar has transparent celadon type glaze on the exterior, white felspathic glaze on the interior and on the base. There are carved and incised peony scrolls on the...

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

    Porcelain ovoid water-pot with small mouth. The water-pot has very pale cobalt blue glaze of 'yue bai' or 'clair de lune' type, apart from the white mouth-rim and base. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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