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  • water-pot

    Square porcelain water-pot with high sides. Underglaze blue with four-square dragon in a roundel on each side, circled by scrolling lingzhi and leaves. Eight emblems on rim. Inscriptions on base and on bottom inside.

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

    Porcelain cup in the form of magnolia flower with central flower and applied buds in high relief. Inside and outside moulded with overlapping petals and underglaze blue knotted stems form the base.

    • Object type: cup
    • Production date: 18thC-20thC
    • Production place: Europe; China
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves above narrow band of overlapping petals. Central roundel inside with single flower, and anhua slip floral scroll around cavetto. There is an inscription on...

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

    Deep porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with the Three Friends of Winter in a landscape. Central roundel inside with similar Three Friends and rock motif. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase with lobed body. Underglaze blue with single lingzhi spray in each lobe between wide bands of lappets. Overlapping lotus petals on the mouth.

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

    Rectangular porcelain "tomb tablet" porcelain box and cover with solid interior. Underglaze blue with flying horse, crane and clouds around a central four character inscription on cover. Extensive inscription on inside of lower part and...

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Jiajing
    • Production date: 1555
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • box

    Ten-lobed round porcelain box . Underglaze blue with vertical five-clawed dragon alternately rising and descending on each lobe, pursuing a flaming pearl with rocks and waves. Concentric petal design forming stylised flower on lid. There is...

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

    Small jar of huashi porcelain with globular body. Underglaze blue with two roughly square panels in reserve against dense dotted background. Mythical beast standing on a rock in waves on each panel. There is an inscription on the base. Pair...

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

    Small jar of huashi porcelain with globular body. Underglaze blue with two roughly square panels in reserve against dense dotted background. Mythical beast standing on a rock in waves on each panel. There is an inscription on the base. Pair...

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

    Small covered porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers. Classic scrolls and overlapping petals on lid, with a bud-shaped knop. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl with underglaze blue scene of twelve geese feeding at a waterside around the sides, and central roundel with a single goose on a river bank. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Conical porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue wide band of lotus and waterweeds in pencilled style. Wave-like motif in a double circle inside. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Lobed porcelain bowl with flattened sides. Underglaze blue with a dragon and clouds roundel in centre and outside with dragons in each lobe. Parallel blue lines around inner and outer rim. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Large stem porcelain cup. Underglaze cobalt blue with scrolling fruit spray roundels above band of overlapping lotus panels. Two parallel blue lines around rim and above foot. Inscription inside porcelain bowl.

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

    Ru stoneware dish. The body of the dish is stained bluish-black where exposed and has opaque lavender blue glaze with close crackle. There are three elliptical spur marks and an incised character on the base, which is glazed, as is the...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC(late)-12thC(early)
    • Production place: Henan (province)
  • bottle

    Globular porcelain bottle. Painted with dark blue dragons, cloud scrolls and waves under a paler blue glaze. Base covered with plain bluish-white glaze.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Covered in yellow enamel over high-fired glaze. Transparent glaze on base, with inscription.

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

    Globular porcelain vase. Covered outside with slightly mottled iron red enamel. Transparent glaze inside, base unglazed and foot ring stained brown.

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

    Globular porcelain vase, with rim mounted with enamelled silver. Covered in green enamel over crackled glaze. Foot ring stained brown and base covered in crackle Guan type glaze.

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

    Porcelain globular jar. The jar has rose pink enamel over a very thin high-fired glaze on the exterior, and clean glaze on the interior. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1850-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides. The cup has copper red glaze on the exterior and bluish-white glaze on the interior and on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides. The cup has copper red glaze on the exterior and bluish-white glaze on the interior and on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides. The cup has copper red glaze on the exterior and bluish-white glaze on the interior and on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides. The cup has copper red glaze on the exterior and bluish-white glaze on the interior and on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl. There are four fish reserved in white, with slip painted details, against a dull red copper ground. Plain white inside and around rim. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Two porcelain cups. The cups are yellow enamel over thin plain high-fired glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has pale yellow enamel over thin plain high-fired glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has pale greyish-blue glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1591
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • offering-bowl

    Jun stoneware offering bowl, with gourd-shaped holes cut into outer walls, through which eight figures, possibly Daoist immortals, are visible. The bowl has pale grey-blue glaze with purple 'splashes' on the exterior. Where exposed, the...

    • Object type: offering-bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1300-1368
    • Production place: Yuxian
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. The dish has dull copper red glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed with a plain white glaze.

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

    Porcelain water-pot of beehive form. The water-pot has uneven yellow enamel glaze with fine crazing over a thin layer of high-fired glaze. There are three archaic dragon roundels incised on the exterior. There is an inscription on the...

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Republic
    • Production date: 1912-1949
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • meiping

    Porcelain vase of meiping form. The vase has a white body and slightly mottled, finely crazed copper red glaze, fading to white at the mouth rim and neck. The base is glazed with a finely crackled cream-coloured glaze.

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

    Small hemispherical porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and overglaze red, green and aubergine enamels. Design of two men and a water bird in a landscape on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green and pale aubergine enamels. 'Luohua liushi' motif on the exterior, with red flowers falling from a peach tree into a rocky stream ....

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

    Porcelain cup in the form of a Ming doucai 'Chicken cup'. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes, and overglaze iron red, yellow, black and green enamels. Outside painted with cockerel and hen with five chicks in...

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

    Porcelain bottle vase with pear-shaped body. Decorated with unglazed, biscuit-fired porcelain clay in relief. Four panels around lower part, two with trees and rocks in high relief, one with phoenix among flowers and another with dragon...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1573-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jue

    Guangdong stoneware Jue with two knobbed uprights at rim, applied monster mask handle and three legs. The Jue has black flambe or tea dust-type glaze. Where exposed, the body is dark brown. The base of the feet is unglazed.

    • Object type: jue
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1800-1900
    • Production place: Shiwan
  • water-pot

    Soft Jun stoneware water-pot with depressed globular body. The water-pot has a reddish body and thick sky blue glaze with fine, even crackle. The foot has been ground down.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC-19thC
    • Production place: China
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with low flaring sides. Underglaze blue with watery landscape in various tones of blue with rocks, trees, flying birds, a pagoda and fishermen in a boat in the centre. Three bamboo sprays around the sides. There is an...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1540-1600
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Underglaze blue with birds perched in fruiting tree on one side and flowering tree on the other. Emblem inside formed from four cloud-collars containing pseudo-Tibetan characters. There is an inscription...

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

    Small porcelain bird feeder in the form of a section of bamboo. Underglaze blue with a stylised flower head on each end and small flower and leaf sprays around each section. Horizontal inscription on side.

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

    Large porcelain dish with foliate rim and lobed well. Decorated in underglaze blue with flower sprays in each lobe on the interior and exterior, and a band of scrolling stylised flowers around the rim. Flowers include peonies, hibiscus,...

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

    Vessel in the form of a zhadou or 'leys porcelain jar', with wide flaring neck. Underglaze blue with scrolling five-clawed dragons amid lotus flowers around the interior and upper part of the interior. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Large porcelain vase of ancient bronze form with two handles with rings at the neck. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers above band of lotus petals. Stylised leaves and heart-shaped panels on shoulder, ruyi motifs on...

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

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with wide band of aquatic plants rising from waves. Bands of waves, clouds and squared spirals on stem. White conch shell on waves in roundel in the centre and four flying horses and clouds around the...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Dark blue ground with white slip design of four fish swimming among aquatic plants. Inside white and undecorated. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Kendi or porcelain water vessel in form of an elephant. Underglaze blue with wide vertical bands running down each side of the elephant's body with a garden scene. Tall prunus branch on the neck. Base unglazed.

    • Object type: kendi
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1590-1610
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Stoneware tripod incense burner in form of ancient bronze li with globular body and three tapering legs. The incense burner has a grey body and grey-green glaze with close crackle. The base of the feet are unglazed.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1300-1368
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with high straight foot. There are five phoenix roundels in underglaze red around the sides and a single roundel in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Large porcelain dish of kraak type. Underglaze blue outside with ogival panels containing various flower sprays. Alternating wide and narrow panels with fruit or flower sprays, with two panels with a fisherman carrying a fish on a pole. In...

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

    Small pear-shaped porcelain vase. There is a depiction of the Hundred Antiquities around the body in underglaze blue, and a narrow band of classic scrolls around the middle of the neck. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Globular porcelain jar. There is an all-over pattern of scrolling flowers and leaves in underglaze blue in pencilled style and a narrow band of diaper pattern with reserved panel containing horizontal inscription.

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

    Porcelain bowl. There is a wide band of floral roundels separated by pendant cloud forms in underglaze blue, above a band of overlapping petal panels around the exterior, and a central roundel with fruit and leaf on the interior. There is...

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

    Small porcelain jar of globular form. There is a five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amid clouds above a band of overlapping waves in underglaze blue at the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling Buddhist emblems and leaves above a band of overlapping ruyi heads just above foot. Central roundel inside with stylised flower and leaves.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with five roundels featuring cranes or deer in a terraced garden around the sides beneath a narrow band of auspicious emblems and fruit sprays. Stylised petal panels above foot. Central roundel inside with...

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

    Porcelain bowl with high sides. Underglaze blue with four elegant ladies watching children at play. Inside is a gentleman in an official's hat in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC(late)-17thC(early)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain incense burner of cylindrical form with three low feet. Dated

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1655
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Large Zhangzhou export ware porcelain dish. Decorated in blue, white and iron brown with dragons and flower sprays in the centre, and pairs of cartouches around the rim under the transparent blue glaze. Base roughly glazed.

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated on the exterior in overglaze iron-red enamel with four fruit and flower sprays.

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

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated on the exterior in overglaze red enamel with dragons among waves and clouds. Pair with PDF6616a, which is in the study collection.

    • Object type: wine-cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tongzhi; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1862-1874
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Incised inside with a pair of dragons, one painted in green and the other in aubergine purple against a deep yellow ground directly on the biscuit. Fruiting vine painted around the exterior.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tongzhi; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1862-1874
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Lobed octagonal porcelain dish. Underglaze red with dragon roundels in each side section and a large central five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl among clouds inside. Dragon's eyes in underglaze blue. Red lines around inner rim and...

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

    Porcelain water-dropper in form of an aubergine with stem-shaped spout with relief leaves. Peach-shaped opening at the top of the round end. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with a cock and hen in a reedy landscape. Naturalistic details...

    • Object type: water-dropper
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1590-1610
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bird-feeder

    Small porcelain bird feeder in form of a horizontal trough with two circular openings. Two circular fittings afixed to one side. Underglaze blue with scrolling flowers around top and bottom. Reserved side panel with scrolling flower sprays...

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

    Shallow porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with two horizontal five-clawed dragons amid scrolling lotus flowers and leaves. Band of classic scrolls around foot. Two similar dragons amid scrolling lotus around inside cavetto and a further...

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

    Small covered porcelain jar with domed knopped cover. Underglaze blue with figurative scene depicting the Eight Horses of Mu Wang in a landscape. Cover decorated in related landscape scene. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze red and blue with two vertical five-clawed dragons painted red with dark blue eyes and tail details. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain flower-pot-stand incense burner with three legs. Decorated in white slip on dark blue ground with three phoenixes among clouds. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Large porcelain jar of guan form. Underglaze blue and red with applied openwork. Four large ogival panels around the middle with dense applied red and blue flowers and leaves. Descending cloud collars at the shoulder. Base unglazed.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Yuan dynasty
    • Production date: 1320-1350
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • garden-seat

    Large hollow porcelain garden seat of drum form, with wide pierced waist. Openwork piercing and underglaze blue with carved blue dragon enclosing a flaming pearl on the top. Wide band of dragons in ogival panels below, and large band of...

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

    Small porcelain cup with high straight sides. Underglaze blue with song birds on fruiting branches around the sides. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Round porcelain jar. Underglaze blue with two figural scenes separated by trees. One with gentlemen playing chess, and another with a gentleman in a landscape with an attendant. Band of dotted chevrons just below rim. There is an...

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

    Porcelain brush-rest in the form of a series of peaked mountains on semi-circular base. Underglaze blue with naturalistically defined individual peaks and an applied relief scene at the back of a man trapped on a rock in rough sea, being...

    • Object type: brush-rest
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 16thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with lobed sides and scalloped rim. Underglaze blue with dense band of waves above foot, and band of white flowers and rocks against dense spiral ground. Similar flowers and ground inside, with a large sea creature in the...

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

    Deep porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with primary scene of the Hundred Boys, featuring 20 boys variously playing. Band of ruyi-shaped clouds just below the rim, and squared spirals around the foot.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tianshun; Ming dynasty; Chenghua
    • Production date: 1457-1487
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling Buddhist emblems entwined in leaves around the exterior and inside cavetto. Large central roundel with a Buddhist wheel supported on a lotus flower. There is an inscription on the...

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

    Conical porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue in a pencilled style with a woman sitting on a rock near a willow tree watching three small boys playing. In the centre is a small roundel with a flower motif. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1580-1600
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Shallow porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with band of petal panels with flower heads and squared spirals. Inside decorated with bands of pendant tricorn elements, a band of scrolling flowers and a central roundel with four tricorns at right...

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

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze copper red with three single fruits around the exterior: peach, pomegranate and persimmon. Two five-clawed dragons incised into the body on the interior. Inscription in a roundel in the centre.

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

    Set of five tea-bowls. Underglaze blue with stylised flower sprays supporting shou characters. On the interior of each porcelain bowl is a similar flower spray and shou character in a double circle. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with three scenes of immortals (Zhongli quan, Han Xiangzi and Li Tieguai) with attendants on the porcelain cup, all in rocky landscapes. Emblems separated by dots or pearls on stem. Roundel inside with...

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

    Small porcelain cup with matching saucer. Underglaze blue with four egg-shaped panels with elegant ladies in terraced garden, against a trellised ground. Central roundel with a stylised flower on the saucer and inside the porcelain cup....

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

    Porcelain dish with gently rounded sides. Underglaze blue with two ducks swimming in a lotus pond in a double circle in the centre. Dense trellis pattern around inner rim. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue on the interior with a crane perched on a rock under a pine tree in double circle. Carved scrolling peonies and leaves on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain tripod censer of ancient bronze form. Two tall strap handles which curve outward. Underglaze blue with mythical beasts and auspicious emblems on each of the lobes. Blue parallel lines on mouth rim, lobes and handles.

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

    Porcelain dish with underglaze blue scrolling lotuses and phoenixes around sides and in the centre. Anhua decoration of two phoenixes painted lightly in slip on the cavetto. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain bowl decorated in underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling peonies. Similar scrolling peonies on the interior. Decorative bands all delineated with parallel blue lines. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue with wide band of fruiting branches including peaches, cherries and pomegranate between bands of lappets and plantain leaves. All decorative bands separated by parallel blue lines. Base...

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

    Ru stoneware shallow dish. The dish has a light buff body and glaze that was originally blue-grey, but due to fire damage is now opaque grey with pink suffusions. There are five spur marks and an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Northern Song dynasty
    • Production date: 1086-1125
    • Production place: Qingliangsi
  • cup

    Two porcelain cups. Covered in bright pale yellow glaze outside and plain white glaze inside and on base, with inscription.

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

    Porcelain vase of ancient bronze zun form with central bulb with four flanges. Covered in finely crazed turquoise glaze outside and as far as central bulb inside. Carved and incised decoration of complex flower sprays in four panels around...

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

    Porcelain vase of meiping form. Covered in finely crazed turquoise glaze, with incised decoration around the body of sprays of persimmon, peach and pomegranate and scroll around shoulder. Plain white glaze on base.

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

    Porcelain gourd vase constructed of four sections. Covered with two yellow glazes on the biscuit. Incised with lotus scroll, band of florets and fungus scroll. Base covered in porcelain glaze, with inscription.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Covered in green enamel on the exterior, with traces of gilt (kinrande) floral scroll design. Underglaze blue on the interior, with three sages on a terrace in the centre and a diaper band around the rim. There is an...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1565
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • brush-washer

    Guan-type stoneware square brush-washer. The brush-washer has a brown body and dark grey glaze with uneven crackle stained dark grey. Where exposed, the body is reddish. There are four small, round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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

    Porcelain bowl. Covered in green enamel over plain high-fired glaze. Decorated in gold (kinrande) with floral scroll with formal panels below. Plain white inside. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain vase of ovoid form. Covered in finely crazed yellow enamel over thin high-fired glaze. Plain white glaze inside and on base, with inscription.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1860-1911
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jue

    Porcelain vessel of ancient bronze jue form, with three thin legs, long spout, and two short columns rise from the rim in line with a simple loop handle surmounted by an animal head. The vessel has pale yellow enamel glaze. There is a...

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

    Porcelain bowl with steep, curving fluted sides. The bowl has iron red enamel all over. There are gold inscriptions on centre of interior and base.

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

    Porcelain brush-washer with flaring, fluted sides. The brush-washer has a white body and dark blue glaze. There is a double line incised just above the foot. There is an inscription on the base. The foot ring is unglazed, and burnt pale...

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

    Porcelain flower-shaped dish with flared petal rim. The saucer has yellow enamel glaze. There is a dragon leaping from the sea, surrounded by four Chinese characters incised in the centre. There is an inscription on the base, which is...

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