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  • flower-pot

    Jun stoneware hexagonal flower-pot with six cloud-shaped feet. The flower-pot has a grey-brown body with sky blue glaze on interior and purple glaze with blue-grey suffusions and earth worm marks on exterior and rim. There is a Chinese...

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

    Twelve porcelain cups with saucers. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels. On the exterior of cups, rooster standing on a rock beside a clump of peonies, beneath a shaped gilt border. Two seals in iron...

    • Object type: saucer; cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Qianlong
    • Production date: 1720-1740
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Bottle-shaped glass vase with depressed globular body . Milky white glass decorated in mixed enamels with rock, flowering begonia and iris, and a butterfly in flight. Poetical inscription on neck in black and two seals in red enamels.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1723-1820
    • Production place: Beijing
  • teapot

    Porcelain teapot. Fine white glassy porcelain, decorated in mixed enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with a rock, peonies, 'gaoliang' and geese, and a political inscription in black and three seals in red enamels.

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

    Saucer-shaped dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels with blossoming sprays of poppy and crowfoot. The back is covered with ruby-pink enamel.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1721
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bottle

    Porcelain bottle with pear-shaped body and two dragon handles. Fine white glassy porcelain delicately painted in mixed enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rock, roses and other flowers. Inscription on neck. Pair with PDFA816.

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

    Porcelain bottle with pear-shaped body and two dragon handles. Fine white glassy porcelain delicately painted in mixed enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rock, roses and other flowers. Inscription on neck. Pair with PDFA817.

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

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in slip in the centre with two five-clawed dragons in profile with the flaming pearl, and around the sides with two similar dragons. It has an inscription on the base.

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

    Fine white glass vase, imitating porcelain and overlaid with dark blue glass which has been cut away in cameo fashion. Design of two medallions of five bats in flight surrounding a 'shou' character.

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

    Porcelain cup and saucer. Fine eggshell porcelain decorated in thick 'famille rose' palette enamels on the exterior of cup and inside of saucer with the Arms of the Dutch East India Company and the monogram 'VOC'. The design copies one side...

    • Object type: saucer; cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1728-1729
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels with three cocks, one white and two yellow, an insect, rocks and peonies. Diaper band around the rim. Outside covered in rose enamels. Pair with...

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

    Saucer-shape porcelain dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels with three cocks, one white and two yellow, an insect, rocks and peonies. Diaper band around the rim. Outside covered in rose enamels....

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

    Yixing or Guangdong stoneware water-vessel of pyramidal shape, with carved wooden stand. The water-vessel has a dark body and opaque grey glaze which appears yellowish where thin. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed. There is an...

    • Object type: water-vessel
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1884
    • Production place: Yixing; Shiwan
  • bowl

    Guangdong stoneware bowl with sixteen roughly cut foliations. The bowl has a buff body and pale grey glaze with crackle stained mid-grey. There is an impressed seal on the base, which is unglazed. The base and foot are covered in dark...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1911
    • Production place: Shiwan
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Inside, a roundel with stylised phoenix in flight in underglaze blue against yellow ground. Same design outside, repeated four times. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Small porcelain cup. Decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. Inside are three peaches, and outside painted with three delicate peach sprays. Diaper patterns at rim and overlapping panels above foot. There is...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • brush-pot

    Cylindrical 'soft paste' porcelain brush-pot with shallow groove in rim. Decorated in overglaze iron red enamels with seal impressions of different archaic scripts. Glazed base, with mark.

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

    Conical bowl of 'bodiless' porcelain, with five-lobed rim. Decorated inside and outside with design of grapevine and three butterflies in overglaze green, aubergine, red and sepia enamels. Executed so that two sides perfectly matched one...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1900-1911
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Deep porcelain bowl. Decorated with underglaze blue lines at rim, base and foot. Exterior painted in overglaze red and yellow enamels with two dragons chasing pearls among ruyi-shaped clouds. Key-fret band around foot. There is a mark on...

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated inside with gardenia floral spray in the centre and sprays of pomegranate, persimmon, grapevine and lotus in the cavetto. Gardenia scrolls on the exterior. All motifs painted in underglaze blue on yellow overglaze...

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

    Porcelain wine vessel in form of a pair of mandarin ducks, with female's head lying flat behind that of the drake. Decorated in wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze green, red and yellow enamels. Water weeds and lotus leaves below...

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

    Zhangzhou Export Ware porcelain dish. Covered with celadon-type greyish glaze and decorated in overglaze turquoise, black and red enamels with fish and shellfish among waves and waterweed in the centre and To finish

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

    Yixing stoneware seal paste box moulded in form of five-petalled flower with raised s-shaped lines. The box has a dark brown body and bluish glaze. Where exposed, the body is reddish. The foot rim is unglazed.

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

    Small four-lobed porcelain cup with thin red handle. Decorated in overglaze red, green, yellow, pale aubergine and black enamels. Inside in the centre, a green dragon among aubergine clouds and a flower spray in each of the four lobes....

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1900-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • wine-cup

    Porcelain 'chicken cup' wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue washes and outlines and overglaze green, red, yellow, and brown enamels. Design on the exterior of rooster, hen and chicks with lilies and peony shrubs behind...

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

    Square porcelain dish. Covered in red enamel ground, and painted in underglaze blue with a double square with a dragon among waves,a shou (longevity) character at the top and Buddhist wan characters right and left. On the exterior, Buddhist...

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze yellow, red, green, and black enamels. Golden carp design on inside centre, with aquatic plants of various colours. Outside painted with four fish in water weeds...

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze yellow, red, green, and black enamels. Golden carp design on inside centre, with aquatic plants of various colours. Outside painted with four fish in water weeds...

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

    Wide-based porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze green, pale aubergine and red enamels. On inside centre, a medallion panel of Buddhist syllables in Sanskrit characters and double...

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

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue washes and outlines and overglaze red, green and pale aubergine enamels. Design on the exterior of grapevines, melon vines and bamboo leaves. There is a mark on the base.

    • Object type: wine-cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1736-1795
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • wine-cup

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green and pale aubergine enamels. Design on the exterior of grapevine and bitter melon. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Longquan porcelain vase with long neck, flared mouth and everted rim. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are concentric rings around the neck above overlapping leaves, lotus and peony scroll bands around the body, and overlapping lotus...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1454
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • vase

    Longquan stoneware vase with long neck and flared mouth. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are carved petals around lower part of the exterior, concentric rings around the neck, and pomegranate scrolls around the body. There is an...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1327
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • dish

    Longquan porcelain dish. The dish has crackled greyish green glaze. There is a peony spray in low relief in the centre, with overlapping lotus petals on the interior. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 15thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • incense-burner

    Longquan porcelain incense jar in the form of a Han period bronze lian, with upright sides and three feet. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are three raised lines above the base and below the rim, with three moulded lotus sprays around...

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

    Longquan porcelain incense burner of archaistic ding form, with three claw form feet and two side handles. The vase has gale greyish green glaze. There are lion heads on the feet, dragon heads on the handles, and two monster masks on the...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 14thC
    • 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 glaze. There are four vertical rows of bosses on the central section, and four...

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

    Longquan porcelain vase with long cylindrical neck. The vase has pale greyish green glaze. There is a single ridge at the shoulder.

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

    Longquan porcelain ewer with outward curving spout and handle which is trilobate at the lower end. The ewer has pale greyish green glaze.

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

    Pair of Longquan porcelain funerary urns. The vases have pale greyish green glaze. Vase A has a tiger and a small dog modelled on the upper section, a bird on the lid, and overlapping lotus petals on the lower half. Vase B has a dragon and...

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

    Longquan porcelain vase with long cylindrical neck and a wide mouth. The vase has pale greyish green glaze. There are four horizontal ribs on the body, to imitate bamboo.

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

    Longquan porcelain ovoid jar with wide everted mouth. The jar has pale grey-green glaze.

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

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

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Liao dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC
  • dish

    Ding porcelain dish, with copper-bound rim. The dish has cream glaze. There is a moulded design of five boys, holding lotus flowers, dancing around a lotus leaf in the centre.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 1115-1368
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • bowl

    Ding porcelain bowl, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There are ducks amongst lotus and waves on the interior, with a floral motif on waves in the centre.

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

    Ding or Xing porcelain dish of trilobate form. The dish has ivory glaze. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Ding porcelain bowl with shallow sides. Creamy white. There is an inscription in the centre.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC
    • Production place: Hebei
  • dish

    Ding porcelain dish, with fluted, copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There is a willow tree with two phoenixes, lotus and a duck on the interior. There is an inscription in centre of the interior and on the base.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 13thC
    • Production place: Quyang (county)
  • jar

    Porcelain jar, with grooves at the shoulder and foot. The jar has yellowish glaze. There is moulded vertical ribbing between the grooves.

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

    Porcelain vase of pear shape. The vase has cream crackled glaze. There is an incised dragon and phoenix on the body, with a band of scrolls around the foot.

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

    Porcelain vase, with long neck, two elephant-head handles and pendant rings. The vase has crackled white glaze.

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

    Porcelain vase, with long neck, two elephant-head handles and pendant rings. The vase has crackled white glaze. There are incised medallions of dragons on both sides.

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

    Porcelain vase with a long neck, swelling into a bulb below the mouth. The vase has cream crackled glaze. There are moulded dragons on the body, with an incised key-fret around the foot.

    • 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. There is an inscription on the base. One of a pair with PDF.140.

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

    Porcelain cup, with cream glaze. There is a lotus scroll incised on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base. One of a pair with PDF.141.

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

    Porcelain vase with round body, tall, flaring neck, two applied animal masks with pendant rings on the shoulder, and a copper-bound mouth rim. The vase has cream crackled glaze. There is a chrysanthemum scroll incised on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain bowl, with silver-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There is a flower and pomegranate scroll with a double-line border moulded on interior, and carved lotus petals on exterior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Jin dynasty
    • Production date: 12thC-13thC
    • Production place: China
  • brush-washer

    Guan-type stoneware brush-washer in the form of half a peach with twig handle and two feet. The brush-washer has thick, greyish-green glaze with wide irregular crackle. There are six round spur marks on the base.

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
    • Production place: China
  • dish

    Jun stoneware dish with shallow, rounded sides and everted rim. The dish has opalescent glaze coloured purple on the interior and exterior with in-glaze copper pigment, appearing green in concentrated areas. Olive brown at the rim.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Hongwu
    • Production date: 1368-1398
    • Production place: Juntai
  • stem cup

    Jun stoneware stem cup with deep sides and everted rim. Opalescent blue glaze with purple in-glaze copper pigment splashes, appearing crimson and bright green in concentrated areas.

    • Object type: stem cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 14thC
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • dish

    Korean Celadon stoneware dish with rounded sides and splayed foot. The dish has thick, translucent grey-green glaze with fine crackle. There are five large spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Koryo Dynasty
    • Production date: 1100-1150
    • Production place: Korea
  • brush-washer

    Jun stoneware brush-washer with two compartments, one square and one round. The brush-washer has thick, opaque pale blue glaze with pale purple in-glaze copper splashes.

    • Object type: brush-washer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1368
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • vase

    Porcelain cylindrical vase. The vase has ivory glaze. There are four dragon medallions moulded around the centre of the body, with cloud motifs, and two magnolia sprays on the neck.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Kangxi
    • Production date: 1662-1722
  • 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.121.

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

    Ding-type stoneware square brush-washer with eight lobed sides and a copper-bound mouth rim. Cream glaze. Three rams among clouds moulded in the centre, with arabesque leaf scrolls on the interior panels and a band of key-fret, and a narrow...

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

    Ding stoneware bowl, with copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. Two phoenixes among peony scrolls, bordered by a key-fret, with a central flower motif on the interior. 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)
  • cup-stand

    Ding stoneware cup-stand, with copper-bound rim. Creamy white, with lotus design on interior.

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

    Ding stoneware bowl, with six-lobed sides and copper-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. Floral motif in centre, with a peony spray on each of the six interior panels.

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

    Guan stoneware 'arrow' vase with twelve lobed body and a tall cylindrical neck with two handles. The vase has thick bluish-grey glaze with brown-stained crackle.

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

    Guan-type stoneware vase constructed of four ovoid jars with separate mouths, lobed sides and a common base. The vase has thin, blue-grey glaze with wide, uneven crackle. In the centre of the top and the base there are two holes connected...

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

    Guan porcelain dish with shallow, sloping sides and six-lobed mouth rim. The dish has translucent blue-grey glaze with fine, brown stained crackle. There are six small spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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

    Jun stoneware dish with flattened rim. The dish has opalescent blue glaze with purple in-glaze copper pigment splashes, appearing crimson and bright blue in concentrated areas.

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

    Jun stoneware vase with bulbous body, long neck with two ornamental shoulders in the form of monsters swallowing fish, and a flattened and everted rim. The vase has thick, opalescent blue glaze with fine, close crackle.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1280-1368
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • dish

    Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque greenish-grey glaze.

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

    Guan-type stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has a metal bound mouthrim, and thick, opaque pale grey glaze with wide crackle stained black and a close crackle stained golden brown. There are...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1400-1500
    • Production place: Zhejiang (province)
  • box

    Jun stoneware box and lid. The box is circular, with six shallow lobes and a domed lid. It has opalescent blue glaze coloured purple on the sides and base with an in-glaze copper pigment.

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

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

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

    Jun stoneware dish with five lobes, in the form of a prunus blossom (mei hua pan). The dish has thick, opaque, duck-egg blue glaze with a fine crackle. There are five spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1723-1735
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • flower-pot-stand

    Official Jun stoneware flower pot stand of elongated hexagonal form, with curved sides, flattened everted mouthrim, and six cloud-shaped feet. The stand has opalescent blue glaze on the interior, with blue glaze coloured purple with...

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

    Guan-type stoneware bowl with wide mouth. The bowl has thick greenish-grey glaze with dense, black-stained crackle. There are five spur marks on the interior of the bowl.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1799
    • Production place: China
  • flower-pot-stand

    Guan-type stoneware flower-pot stand with shallow rounded sides, wide inverted mouth, two bands of raised bosses on the exterior, and three cloud-shaped feet. The stand has yellowish-grey glaze with two layers crackle, the upper stained...

    • Object type: flower-pot-stand
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1700-1900
    • Production place: China
  • dish

    Guan ware stoneware dish with flat rim, lobed sides, and lobed, splayed foot. The dish has greenish grey glaze with crackle stained grey on the interior and reddish brown on the exterior.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1279-1400
    • Production place: Hangzhou
  • vase

    Guan stoneware vase of archaic bronze hu form with a tall neck and two tubular lug handles at the neck with two raised horizontal bands between the handles, a high foot. The vase has yellowish-grey glaze with wide, black stained crackle....

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

    Guan-type stoneware vase of flattened ancient bronze hu form with rounded body, wide neck with two tubular lug handles at the base, squared mouthrim of octagonal section, standing on a tall, octagonal foot. Thick, opaque bluish grey glaze...

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

    Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic bronze hu form with a rounded body, wide neck with two tubular lugs, and a tall flaring foot. The vase has thick, opaque greenish-grey glaze with a brown stained crackle all over. There are three raised...

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

    Guan-type stoneware bottle with slender, cylindrical neck tapering to a cylindrical mouthrim. The bottle has thick opaque greenish-grey celadon glaze with a wide irregular crackle stained golden brown.

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

    Porcelain dish with flared sides and slightly everted rim. There is a full-faced dragon among lotus scrolls in underglaze blue on a yellow enamel ground in the centre of the interior, and a similar design on the exterior.

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a straight rim. There is a medallion enclosing an ogival panel, enclosing a dragon among clouds and a Chinese character incised and painted in green enamel on a yellow enamel ground on the interior, and...

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

    Pair of porcelain bowls with rounded sides and everted rim. There is a medallion with fungus scroll incised, with green enamel on a yellow on-biscuit enamel ground on the interior, and men among a pine tree landscape incised and painted on...

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

    Porcelain fish bowl with rounded sides and thickened rim. There are two five-clawed dragons among lingzhi scrolls in underglaze blue with yellow overglaze enamel on the exterior, and ruyi heads around the rim.

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

    Porcelain incense stick holder in the form of a mythical qilin, with a hole in the centre of the back for an incense stick. There is decoration, picking out the details of the qilin in underglaze blue and red, green and yellow overglaze...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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