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  • dish

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

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

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

    Longquan porcelain vase with a long cylindrical neck and flaring mouth. The vase has pale grey-green glaze. There are carved overlapping leaves on the neck, overlapping lotus petals around the lower part, above a raised rib, and a wide band...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1432
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • vase

    Longquan porcelain vase of archaic bronze gu or zun shape, with a globular midsection expanding to flared mouth and foot rims. The vase has pale greyish green crackled glaze. There are four vertical ribs around the exterior, and two...

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

    Longquan porcelain jar of spherical form with narrow mouthrim. The jar has pale greyish green glaze. There is a peony scroll in relief on the upper part of the exterior, and overlapping lotus petals on lower part.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 13thC-14thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • jar

    Longquan porcelain jar of drum-shape. The jar has greyish-green glaze with some crackle. There is a peony scroll in relief around the exterior with two moulded masks and ring handles, between two bands of flower-shaped bosses.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1300-1368
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • bowl

    Longquan stoneware bowl with a flattened rim and two pairs of holes for metal fittings. The bowl has glossy grey-green glaze. There are two fish moulded in the centre, and a scrolling design carved in interior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 13thC-14thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • vase

    Longquan stoneware vase with long cylindrical neck and two tubular fittings just below the lip. The vase has grey-green matt glaze with a light green crackle.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 14thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • dish

    Longquan stoneware dish with five lobes. The dish has pale greyish green glaze. There is an inscription in the centre.

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

    Ding porcelain dish. Creamy white. There are two fish amongst waves on the interior.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 960-1234
    • 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.190.

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

    Ding porcelain dish, with a raised edge. Creamy white. There are two fish among waves carved in centre.

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

    Stoneware bowl with six-lobed rim. Cream glaze on interior, rust coloured glaze on exterior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 10thC-11thC
    • Production place: China
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain brush-washer in globular form with three low feet. The brush-washer has yellowish glaze. There are incised ruyi heads around the rim. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC(late)-18thC
  • vase

    Porcelain vase in drum-shape, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There is a stylized flame motif on the interior and the exterior.

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

    Ding porcelain dish, with six lobes and copper-bound rim. White. There are two ducks with lotus and reeds on the interior.

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

    Ding porcelain dish, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There are two ducks among reeds carved on the interior.

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

    Ding porcelain basin, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There is a carved and incised leaf scroll on the interior, and a lotus scroll on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain cup with cream glaze. There is a lotus scroll incised on the exterior. One of a pair with PDF.150.

    • 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.145.

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

    Porcelain dish. The dish has white glaze on body and brown glaze on mouth rim. There is a dragon within two concentric circles incised in the centre, an incised peony scroll in the well and a band of key-fret on the rim.

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

    Yue stoneware bowl with everted rim, which is dented to form six lobes. The bowl has pale greyish green glaze. There are traces of a gold band remaining on the foot.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 10thC
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • jue

    Longquan-type stoneware vessel of archaic jue form, with three splayed legs and two rectangular columns on the rim of the body. The vessel has greyish green glaze.

    • Object type: jue
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1939
    • Production place: China
  • 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.165.

    • Object type: ladle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1911
  • bowl

    Porcellanous, near conical bowl. The bowl has white body and grayish white glaze. There are tear marks visible on the exterior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC
    • Production place: China
  • brush-washer

    Ding-type porcelain square brush-washer, with eight-lobed sides and a copper-bound rim. Creamy white. There are lotus flowers and leaves moulded in the centre, with a floral scroll on the rim.

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC-17thC
    • Production place: China
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with cream crackled glaze. There is an incised peonies on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Zhangzhou porcelain flower holder in the form of an elephant. Cream glaze, with a cloisonne flower holder set into the back. Lotus with dot border and key-fret band on saddlecloth. Inscription on the base. One of a pair with PDF.133.

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

    Porcelain jar with moulded simulated basketwork on exterior. The vase has ivory crackled glaze. There are spur marks visible on the interior.

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

    Porcelain vase of bag-shaped basket form with simulated basketwork. The vase has greyish white crackled glaze. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase of archaic bronze 'hu' form, with two square handles on the neck. The vase has yellowish crackled glaze. There are floral reliefs moulded on the body, with a double-rope pattern around the shoulder.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1900
  • jar

    Four-lobed porcelain rectangular pot, which is moulded to simulate basketwork, and has two applied animal masks with pendant rings. The pot has cream glaze. There is a band of key-fret around the foot.

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

    Ding porcelain bowl, with copper-bound mouth rim. Cream, with double sinous lines radiating from the centre on the interior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • brush-washer

    Ding-type porcelain square brush-washer with eight-lobed sides. The brush-washer has cream glaze. There are lotus flowers and leaves moulded in the centre, with a floral scroll on the rim.

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC(mid)-17thC(early)
    • Production place: China
  • basin

    Ding stoneware basin, with eight-lobed sides and copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white, with lotus scroll on interior.

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

    Jun stoneware incense burner with globular body, wide neck, flattened mouthrim, and three cabriole legs. The incense burner has opalescent pale blue glaze with some crazing. There is a recessed circle on the base.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1115-1234
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • dish

    Jun stoneware dish with flattened rim and slightly raised edge. The dish has opalescent pale blue glaze with areas of purple in-glaze copper pigment, which appears green where concentrated. There are three large spur marks on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1115-1234
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • head-rest

    Jun stoneware rectangular head-rest with curved sides. The head-rest has opalescent blue glaze with dark purple lines on the upper surface, and an unglazed base. It is hollow with a hole at either end.

    • Object type: head-rest
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1000-1127
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • vase

    Longquan stoneware vase of archaic jade cong form, with square body and short cylindirical neck and foot. The vase has thick green-grey glaze with brown stained crackle.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1600
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • cup

    Guan-type stoneware octagonal cup with everted rim and splayed foot. The cup has opaque grey glaze with an even, black-stained crackle.

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

    Jun stoneware brush-washer of elongated quatrefoil form with one end partly covered in to form a spout. The brush-washer has thin, translucent bluish grey glaze.

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 960-1127
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • brush-washer

    Guan stoneware brush-washer of quatrefoil shape with lobed corners. The brush-washer has opaque greenish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, a wider crackle stained black and the closer crackle light brown. There are four round spur...

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1279-1400
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • bowl

    Longquan stoneware bowl with rounded sides and overlapping lotus petals carved on exterior. The bowl has blue-green glaze with two layers of brown crackle.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1200-1399
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • dish

    Soft Jun stoneware dish with shallow, rounded sides and everted rim. The dish has thin, greenish-grey glaze with a fine crackle, and olive green at the rim. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1368-1435
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • water-dropper

    Soft Jun stoneware water-dropper in a pear shape with a small mouth. The water-dropper has thick bright blue glaze with three purple in-glaze copper splashes and a fine crackle.

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

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

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

    Jun stoneware bowl with deep sides. The bowl has thick opalescent pale blue glaze with crackle stained dark grey on the interior rim and base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 960-1127
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • flower-pot-stand

    Official Jun stoneware flower pot stand of elongated quatrefoil shape, with flattened rim with narrow raised band at edge, lobed sides, and four cloud-shaped feet. The stand has blue glaze coloured purple with in-glaze copper pigment....

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

    Jun stoneware flower-pot with globular body, wide flaring neck and everted mouthrim. The flower-pot has greenish blue glaze. There is an inscription, and five round holes, on the base, which is unglazed.

    • Object type: flower-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1435
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • 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 flaring sides and eight petal-shaped lobes. The brush-washer has opaque bluish-grey glaze with wide even crackle stained black and dark brown. There are five spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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

    Guan stoneware dish with sloping sides and everted six-lobed rim. The dish has translucent greenish-grey glaze with a fine, brown stained crackle. There are six spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Southern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1368
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • bowl

    Guan-type stoneware bowl with wide mouth and low, wide foot. The bowl has greenish glaze with fine, pale brown crackle. The footrim and mouthrim are unglazed. There are five spur marks on the interior of the vase.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1800
    • Production place: China
  • bowl

    Guan-type stoneware bowl with rounded sides and six-lobed mouthrim, on a small, low foot. The bowl has bluish-grey glaze with dark grey stained even crackle.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1775
    • Production place: Zhejiang (province)
  • 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 crackle, stained black and grey on the exterior, unstained on the interior. The dish has an...

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

    Guan-type porcelain octagonal bowl with high, flaring sides, bracket lobed rim, and a low straight footrim. The bowl has greenish-grey glaze with a narrow, irregular crackle stained brownish red. The mouthrim is dark brown. The bowl has...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1900
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Guan-type stoneware bottle-vase with globular body, long flaring neck, on a low recessed footrim. The bottle-vase has thick, opaque bluish-grey glaze with an irregular crackle. The bottle-vase has an inscription on the base and an unglazed...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1800
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic bronze fang hu form with tubular handles at the neck and a slightly flaring foot. The vase has thick opaque grey glaze with wide, irregular crackle. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Ru stoneware bowl with rounded sides, everted rim and splayed foot. The bowl has a copper-bound mouthrim, thick, opaque lavender-blue celadon glaze with fine crackle, and five spur marks on the base. There is an inscription in the centre...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1086-1125
    • Production place: Qingliangsi
  • bird-feeder

    Porcelain bird seed cup of depressed globular form with a small handle on one side. There is a formal floral scroll on the exterior, and gilding on the footring. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain double gourd vase with rectangular lower section, narrow waist, and pear shaped upper section. There are pomegranate sprays in underglaze blue and red, green, aubergine and yellow overglaze enamels on the lower section, and...

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

    Square porcelain bowl with steep sides and flared mouth rim. There is a Chinese character in a square panel in underglaze blue on a yellow enamel ground on the interior, a scroll pattern around the interior rim, and a dragon among floral...

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

    Square porcelain box. There is a four-clawed dragon amid clouds in on-biscuit green enamel on a yellow enamel ground on the top, and incised wave patterns around the sides. Mark on the base, which has yellow glaze.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 deep rounded sides and everted rim. There are incised five-clawed dragon in green enamel on glazed white ground on the interior, and two similar dragons against a background of incised waves on the exterior on a...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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