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  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a petal panel incised on the exterior, flower scroll around the cavetto, and fruiting branch in the well. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain conical bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There are two dragons incised on the interior and a flaming pearl in the well. The base and foot-ring are unglazed.

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

    Stoneware vase with pear-shaped body and long slender neck. The vase has a white body and transparent greenish glaze with close crackle stained greyish-brown. The base is glazed and the foot unglazed.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1127-1234
    • Production place: shanxi; Jiexu
  • incense-burner

    Dehua porcelain round incense burner with three cloud feet. The incense burner has a white body and white glaze. There are three round medallions with relief Arabic inscriptions on the exterior. The base and the well are unglazed.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC-18thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • vase

    Porcelain vase with globular body. The vase has a white body. There is a dragaon in relief around the neck. There are firing cracks in glaze on side, neck and base.

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

    Dehua porcelain cup in the shape of a carved rhinoceros horn cup. The cup has a white body and clear glaze. There is a qilin looking up at a bat, moon, and pine branches in relief under the rim. The base is unglazed.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1700
    • Production place: Dehua
  • bowl

    Shufu porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a floral scroll incised on the interior. There is a mark in the centre of the interior. The base is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1368
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Shufu porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a scrolling pattern incised at the exterior rim, a lotus pattern at the exterior base, and geese among clouds beneath a classical scroll moulded on the...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1368
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Shufu porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a scrolling pattern incised at the exterior rim, a lotus pattern at the exterior base, and geese among clouds beneath a classical scroll moulded on the...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1368
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Shufu porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a lotus scroll moulded on the interior, and a flower medallion in the centre of the interior. There is a mark on the interior wall.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1368
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and transparent glaze. There are dragons among clouds moulded on the interior, and a single dragon incised in the well. There is a firing crack on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1530
  • vase

    Porcelain vase with long neck and flattened body. The vase has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There is a dragon modelled in relief around the neck, and a dragon among clouds in a medallion on the body.

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

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There is an classic scroll incised on the rim, a flower scroll in the cavetto, and a phoenix in the well.

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

    Porcelain water-pot with rounded body. The water-pot has a white body and cream white crackled glaze. There are two dragons modelled in relief on the sides.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There is a Buddhist emblem in 'anhua' slip. There is a mark on the inside.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongle; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1403-1424
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • snuff-bottle

    Porcelain snuff-bottle with ruby cover, and attached spoon. The snuff-bottle has a white body. There are two dragons on either side of the bottle, and roundels with diamonds in relief on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase. The vase has cream-white crackled glaze. There is a key-fret panel moulded around the neck, cloud collar on the shoulder, wave pattern around the base, and trellis pattern with roundels of flowers around the body.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a key-fret design incised beneath the exterior rim, lotus panel beneath, flower incised on interior well, circles with diamonds beneath interior rim, and double...

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

    Porcelain vase round rim squared at the exterior and flattened sides. The vase has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There are heart-shaped panels with five clawed dragon among clouds incised on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain ink-palette in the form of a lotus leaf on a carved wooden holder with two holes. The ink-palette has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There are leaf viens and stem incised on the interior and exterior. There are six tiny spur...

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC
  • box

    Porcelain round box. The box has a white body and cream white glaze. There are two dragons in relief on the lid. The foot ring, mouth rim, and the inside of the lid, are unglazed.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • cup

    Porcelain cup in the form of a water buffalo head on a wooden stand. The cup has a white body and a blue-toned glaze. There are ears, horns and rope in relief and carved facial features.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1900
  • box

    Ge-type stoneware square box. The box has a dark grey body covered with thick opaque blue-grey glaze with even crackle, mostly stained black with some ginger. Th mouth rim of the lid and the interior edge are wiped free of glaze. There are...

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: China
  • figure

    Jun stoneware model of flying figure in the form of a fairy (xian) or flying deity (apsaras) with hands together in front and legs floating behind, supported by conical base. The model has thin, opaque dark bluish grey glaze with fine...

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

    Guan stoneware dish with sloping sides and six-lobed rim. The dish has a dark grey body covered with translucent greyish-blue glaze with fine crackle, stained brown in areas, and a rim bound with copper alloy at a later date. Where exposed,...

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

    Guan-type stoneware dish in shape of hibiscus flower with six overlapping petals. The dish has a dark grey stoneware body covered in pale greenish-grey glaze with close crackle stained ginger. The base and foot are glazed and the foot rim...

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

    Longquan ware porcelain dish. The dish has a fine pale grey body and thick grey-green glaze. There is a foliage scroll incised and carved around the cavetto, a sprig-moulded four-clawed dragon pursuing flaming pearl among clouds in the...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 13thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • water-pot

    Longquan ware porcelain water-pot in the shape of a wooden bucket with shaped handle linking two upright supports. The water-pot has a pale grey body and crackled grey-green glaze. There are vertical grooves incised on the exterior. The...

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • dish

    Longquan type stoneware dish. The dish has a thick, grey body and crackled, grey-green glaze, which runs over foot ring. There is a cartouche with abbreviated shou character impressed in the centre of the interior, and a large wen character...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1400-1487
    • Production place: China
  • cup

    Longquan stoneware multi-lobed cup. The cup has a fine grey body and thick greenish-grey glaze. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.

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

    Brown porcellaneous stoneware vase with bulbous body and wide spreading foot and trumpet mouth. The vase has a thin brown glaze all over except flat base. There are incised lines running around shoulders and waist, and an inscription on the...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1500-1644
  • lamp-stand

    Yue stoneware lamp made in three parts with bear-shaped column and shallow upper bowl and lower dish. The lamp has a fine grey body and thin, olive green glaze, which has crazed. There is incising and pecking on column to suggest fur and...

    • Object type: lamp-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Western Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 3rdC-4thC
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • ewer

    Stoneware, possibly Changsha stoneware, ewer with rounded six-lobed body, curving spout and ribbed strap handle. The ewer has a grey-buff body and transparent, crazed, yellowish-brown glaze. There is an incised inscription on the shoulder....

    • Object type: ewer
    • Production date: 10thC
  • wine-cup

    Porcelain wine-cup with slightly rounded sides, small base and everted mouth-rim. The wine-cup has a fne white egg-shell body. There is a clump of bamboo with dianthus pinks and a bat in iron-red and 'famille rose' palette enamel on the...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with straight sides and narrow foot-rim. There is an official on a horse looking over his shoulder as he rides away from a gnarled leafless tree in transparent 'famille verte' palette enamel on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with straight sides and narrow foot-rim. There is a landscape scene of Li Taibo gazing at the Falls of Sichuan under a gold tinted sun, with a boy attendant standing behind him in transparent 'famille verte' palette...

    • Object type: wine-cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC(early)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides and flat base. The dish has a fine white eggshell body. There is a lady sitting on a rectangular lacquered stool, holding a peony in her left hand in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1720-1740
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides and flat base. The dish has a fine white eggshell body. There is a landscape scene of rocks, blossoming tree-peony and asters, and three quails on grass in iron-red, brown and 'famille rose'...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1720-1740
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine white body. There is a peach branch with leaves and a large fruit in iron red and transparent 'famille verte' palette enamels, and the character 'shou' (longevity) in seal script in gold on the...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • flower-pot-stand

    Jun-type stoneware flower-pot-stand with three high cloud-shaped feet and two rows studs around the exterior. The flower-pot-stand has brownish-grey body with blue-grey glaze, which is olive green where it runs thin. There are twenty four...

    • Object type: flower-pot-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC-20thC
    • Production place: Juntai
  • bowl

    Shallow, white, porcellanous bowl, with rolled rim and a wide foot ring, recessed in the centre. The foot ring is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty
    • Production date: 9thC
    • Production place: Hebei (province)
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with flaring five-lobed rim. The bowl has glaze on the exterior, which does not reach the foot. There is slip on the interior. The foot-ring is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1115-1234
    • Production place: Hebei (province)
  • vase

    Porcelain baluster-shaped vase. The vase has crazed ivory glaze. There is a lotus spray, bird and insect impressed around the bosy, and bands of classic scroll at foot and shoulder. The base is glazed.

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

    Porcelain dish. There is a blossoming bough of prunus intertwined with sprays of tree peony, with two hovering butterflies in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior. Pair with PDF894.

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

    Porcelain dish. There is a blossoming bough of prunus intertwined with sprays of tree peony, with two hovering butterflies in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior. Pair with PDF895.

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with spreading sides. The wine-cup has a fine white body. There is a rocky landscape with a man riding on a mule followed by an attendant carrying an umbrella in transparent 'famille verte' palette enamel on the...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with straight spreading sides and narrow foot-rim. The wine-cup has a fine white body. There is an immortal ('xian') carrying on his shoulder a basket of flowers slung on a hoe, followed by a deer, in transparent...

    • Object type: wine-cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1700-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Porcelain bottle-shaped vase with globular body and tapering cylindrical neck. The vase has a fine white eggshell body with "chicken skin" markings in the surface of the glaze. There is a rock, peony, magnolia, prunus, and other plants in...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1770-1800
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bottle

    Porcelain bottle with pear-shaped body and slender neck swelling into six-lobed bulb below the mouth-rim. The bottle has a fine, white, glassy body. There is a rock, flowering begonia and iris, and a butterfly in 'Gu Yue' style mixed...

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

    Porcelain vase of baluster form with slender neck, wide spreading mouth and narrowing base which spreads to a wide slightly thickened foot-ring. The vase has a fine white body. There is a horseman in transparent 'famille verte' palette...

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. The dish has a fine white body. There is a river scene containing a boat and two figures in the foreground, a pagoda in the middle distance in pale ink-like enamel, and the sun and slight details in red...

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. The dish has a fine white body. There is a river scene containing a boat and two figures in the foreground, a pagoda in the middle distance in pale ink-like enamel, and the sun and slight details in red...

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

    Porcelain wine pot in the form of a peach with handle and spout imitating branches of its tree. There are boughs of blossom in late 'famille verte' palette enamel on the exterior, wood-effect in pale aubergine and black on-biscuit enamel on...

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

    Pair of saucer-shaped porcelain dishes with rounded sides and deep foot. The dishes have a fine white body. There is a scholar, possibly one of the 'Zhu lin qi xian' (The Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove), gazing at a small clump of...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1700-1722
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a fine white body. There is a bird on a pendant fruiting bough of a peach tree in pale transparent enamel on the interior.

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

    Porcelain cup with six deep, straight sides. There is a different form of the 'shou' character (longevity) on each of the sides, in green, yellow, purple, and black on-biscuit enamels and overglaze blue on a greenish black ground.

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

    Porcelain dish with flattened rim. The dish has a fine white body. There are two female figures, one a daoist fairy holding a 'ruyi' sceptre in her right hand, a heavenly deer by her, painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior,...

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

    Porcelain dish with flattened rim. The dish has a fine white body. There are two female figures, one a daoist fairy holding a 'ruyi' sceptre in her right hand, a heavenly deer by her, painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior,...

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

    Porcelain double gourd vase with tapering neck and straight rim. There are scrolls and peonies in underglaze blue and overglaze red and yellow enamel on the bulbs, and a band of flower segments and florets around the waist. There is a mark...

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

    Ovoid porcelain jar with wide mouth, short straight neck, and domed cover. There is a five-clawed dragon and phoenix among prunus scrolls with ornamental borders incised and painted with yellow enamel on a green enamel ground on the...

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

    Porcelain decorative panel or screen set in a wooden frame. There are high relief decorations of Shou Lao and the Eight Immortals standing on clouds, in biscuit on a ground of on-biscuit blue enamel on the front, and lotus sprays incised...

    • Object type: screen
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC
    • Production place: China
  • stand

    Porcelain circular brush stand with five large apertures on top. There is a lotus scroll band in Fahua style on-biscuit blue, turquoise, aubergine and yellow enamel on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain jar of guan form with a wide mouth, broad shoulders and a wide base. There are two long-snouted kui dragons with three claws in doucai style, with underglaze cobalt blue outlines and washes, and overglaze green, iron red and...

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

    Octagonal ovoid porcelain jar with thickened mouth rim. There are eight rectangular panels, each containing a cartouche panel with an inscription, in overglaze red, green and yellow enamel with kinrande gilding on the body, eight panels,...

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar; cover

    Porcelain jar of six-lobed ovoid form, with cover. There is a formalised lotus scroll in underglaze blue, overglaze pink enamel, and gold highlights on the body. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain facetted vase with a high, splayed foot, a tall, straight neck, two beast mask handles at the neck, and a think rolled lip. There is scrolling morning glory in underglaze cobalt blue and yellow overglaze enamel on the body.

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, flared rim, and tall, straight footring. The God of Longevity and a crane is painted in urquoise, red, green, yellow and black overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, and a procession of immortals...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with tapering sides, slightly everted rim and tapering footring. There are three deer in a landscape in Doucai style with underglaze cobalt blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green, yellow and aubergine enamel on...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. There are dragons in overglaze red enamel on the exterior, with double lines in underglaze blue at the rim and the foot. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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

    Porcelain openwork brush-rest in the form of three dragons on top of a narrow rectangular plinth, with open base and hollow undersection. There is a full-faced dragon in Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze yellow, red and green...

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

    Porcelain dish with slighlty everted rim. There is a full-faced dragon above two confronted phoenix with clouds and a flaming pearl in wucai-style underglaze blue and green and red overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, four...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, and everted rim and a low, wide footring. There is a scene depicting the 'Dragon Boat Festival' with three boats in waves with water plants in wucai-style underglaze blue and overglaze enamel in the centre...

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

    Deep porcelain bowl with high, rounded sides and a slightly flaring mouthrim. There is a medallion of a dragon and phoenix among clouds in wucai-style underglaze cobalt blue and red, yellow and green overglaze enamels in the centre of the...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, straight rim, and tapering footring. There is a peach tree with linzhi fungus within a double-circled roundel in red overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, a petal band above the footring, and...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1368-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Eggshell porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. There are goldfish among waterweeds in overglaze red and black enamels with touches of gold on the exterior and the interior.

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

    Longquan stoneware bowl with six-lobed mouth rim. The bowl has thick grey-green glaze.

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

    Longquan stoneware dish with flattened rim. The dish has thick grey-green glaze. There are foliage scrolls incised around the well, four-clawed, two-horned dragon among clouds in relief in the centre, and carved overlapping petals on the...

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

    Longquan stoneware dish with wide, flattened, copper-bound rim. The dish has thick grey-blue glaze.

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

    Yue stoneware bowl with base-gold-bound mouth rim. The bowl has pale greyish green glaze. There are two dragons and a pearl carved in the centre, with carved waves on the exterior and the interior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Five Dynasties
    • Production date: 10thC
    • Production place: Shanglinhu
  • box

    Two round porcelain boxes. Covered with dull copper-red glaze of peach-bloom type, shading to liverish tone with small areas of green shading. Plain glaze on inside and inscription on base. Pair with B581.

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

    Porcelain baluster-shaped vase. Covered outside with dull copper-red peach bloom type glaze, fading to white at rim, with slightly green shading rising from foot. Inside and base covered in pitted clear glaze.

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

    Porcelain flower holder, with three circular perforations at mouth opening for holding flower stems. Covered all over with pale grey-green celadon-type glaze. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with wide flaring sides. Covered inside and outside with pale grey-green celadon-type glaze with slight orange-peel texture. Upper half of outside decorated with moulded chrysanthemum scroll and lower half with chrysanthemum...

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

    Porcelain vase with rounded body curving sharply inward at the shoulder, with two tubular lugs vertically on either side of neck. Inside, outside and base covered with pale cobalt-blue glaze. Where exposed on foot ring, body stained dark...

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

    Small baluster-shaped porcelain vase. Two incised and carved circular floral panels on body, one lotus and one peony, alternating with two butterflies and two lingzhi fungi. Covered with light cobalt blue glaze fading at the mouth....

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

    Large mallet-shaped porcelain vase covered with powder blue glaze, showing white at edges of flanged mouth rim. White inside and on base, with inscription.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Covered with pale cobalt-blue glaze, fading to white at the rim. Clear glaze on bae, with inscription. Pair with B560.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Covered with pale cobalt-blue glaze, fading to white at the rim. Clear glaze on bae, with inscription. Pair with B561.

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

    Round porcelain box with low domed cover. Covered with dense black-brown glaze. Vestiges of gilt dragon decoration on cover. Plain white glaze on inside and base.

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

    Globular porcelain vase with long tubular neck. Covered with brown-black glaze, with a narrow band of blue below lip and white glaze inside neck. Vestiges of band of gilt floral decoration around body. White glaze on base.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Covered with brown-black glaze showing white at rim. Plain white glaze on base.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Covered with bright yellow glaze. White glaze on base with inscription. Pair with B543.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Covered in opaque turquoise glaze. White high-fired glaze on base, with inscription.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yongzheng; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1723-1735
  • beaker

    Porcelain beaker of ancient bronze ku form. Moulded relief decoration imitating that of an ancient bronze vessel, with confronted dragons round central bulb and leaves above and below. Covered with opaque green enamel, except for foot ring....

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

    Porcelain beaker of ancient bronze ku form. Moulded relief decoration imitating that of an ancient bronze vessel, with confronted dragons round central bulb and leaves above and below. Covered with opaque green enamel, except for foot ring....

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Qianlong
    • Production date: 1736-1795
  • cup

    Tall porcelain cup. Covered outside in opaque yellowish-green enamel of 'chicken skin' texture over plain high-fired glaze showing white inside. Base glazed.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup-stand

    Square porcelain wine-cup stand with shaped corners and flanged recess in centre. Covered in apple green glaze, except for foot ring and centre of base. Four incised dragon forms around the central recess. There is an inscription on the...

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

    Square porcelain wine-cup stand with shaped corners and flanged recess in centre. Covered in apple green glaze, except for foot ring and centre of base. Four incised dragon forms around the central recess. There is an inscription on the...

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

    Porcelain cup wih rounded sides. Covered outside in bright, translucent green glaze. Inside and base plain white. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with B510.

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

    Porcelain cup wih rounded sides. Covered outside in bright, translucent green glaze. Inside and base plain white. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with B511.

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

    Soft Jun porcelain globular water-pot. The water-pot has a buff body and thick sky blue glaze with fine crackle stained dark grey. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1911
    • Production place: China
  • vase

    Guan type porcelain octagonal vase in form of ancient bronze hu with two tubular handles. The vase is painted with dark brown slip and covered in thick blue-grey glaze with faint crackle. There is an inscription on the base, which is...

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