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  • ink-stone

    Round porcelain ink-slab. Unglazed round surface on the top with flower-shaped recess on one side. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling phoenix and flower heads around the sides. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Wanli; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1595
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Porcelain square waterpot with thickened rim. There is a roundel of a crane among clouds in red, green and black enamels on each side. There is a mark on the exterior.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • tea-bowl

    Porcelain tea-bowl with high, straight sides. There are two cockerels in a landscape in underglaze cobalt blue and copper red on one side, and a rock and a coxcomb plant on the other. There is a mark on the base.

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

    Porcelain cylindrical incense vase (or censer) with three feet. There is an abstract cloud on each foot, flower sprays and dentil motifs in underglaze cobalt blue at the mouthrim, a band of the Eight Trigrams in reserve against a chevron...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Set of five porcelain cups with rounded sides, straight rims and small foot rings. There is a scene with a man and a servant boy returning to a village by moonlight in underglaze cobalt blue on one side and with a village landscape in...

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1630
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain incense-burner with relief-moulded animal masks on the sides. The incense-burner has a white body and cream white crackled glaze.

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

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze, with brown-glazed rim. There is a lappet panel moulded on the interior, and a flower in the centre of the interior. There is a mark on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC-18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • ink-stone

    Porcelain ink slab and water receptacle in form of rectangular bowl with four-fifths unglazed for ink grinding. Sides roughly decorated in wucai style with greyish underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with flower sprays on long sides and...

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze washes of red, green and aubergine enamels. Design on the interior of group of fruits, including peach, cherry, loquat, mulberry and gingko...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Cylindrical porcelain incense burner. Decorated with low relief mountains, clouds and waves, and in high relief five figures and a deer bearing the Eight Trigrams on its back. All elements painted with unfired pigments and partly gilt, but...

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

    Porcelain water-pot in the form of a half pomegranate with applied leaves and branches. Underglaze blue on branch-shaped handle and tops of fruit and leaves. Two applied fruit-shaped feet.

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

    Porcelain bowl, with silver-bound mouth rim. The bowl has crackled yellowish glaze. There are floral motifs on the interior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: China
  • jar

    Longquan stoneware jar. The jar has pale greyish green glaze. There is a modelled figure of a man with reed hat and cape on one side of the rim, two modelled brown fish on a rock on the interior. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • stem cup

    Porcelain stem cup with copper-bound mouth rim. The cup has cream crackled glaze. There is a peony spray in the centre, surrounded by three concentric circles.

    • Object type: stem cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
  • box

    Porcelain box of inverted T shape with shallow upper and lower sections. There is a sage on a deer-like animal with a servant boy in underglaze blue outlines with overglaze red, green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels on the lid, and...

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

    Porcelain bowl with steep sides. The bowl has a copper-bound rim. There is a double vajra surrounded by ribbons in centre in Doucai type decoration with underglaze blue outlines and washes, and red, green and yellow overglaze enamels....

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain basin with rounded sides, slightly flaring mouth rim, and wide, straight foot. There is a scene in underglaze blue of Budai Heshang reclining under a tree on a terrace, with children approaching him with goods and instruments....

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

    Dehua porcelain vase with long neck and broad rounded shoulders tapering towards slightly flaring base. White. There is a dragon in relief curled round the neck holding a leafy branch in its mouth.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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 rounded sides, everted rim and high, slightly flaring foot. There are chrysanthemum and lotus scrolls in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, and a single chrysanthemum spray in a double ring on the interior. There is...

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

    Circular porcelain stand with a flat top with four small ridges round the sides, a high pedestal foot, and a hole running through the centre to the bottom of the foot. There is a decoration of stylised flowers and geometrical motifs in...

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

    Porcellaneous stoneware wine-jar of guan form, with ovoid body. The wine-jar has a gilt copper-bound mouthrim. The wine-jar has finely crazed turquoise glaze. There is an inscription on the shoulder.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1700
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • box

    Porcelain square box with cover. The box has creamy white glaze, except on the interior of the cover and the mouth- and foot-rims.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • vase

    Longquan porcelain meiping vase with two small handles on the shoulder. The vase has grey-green glaze with brown stained crackle. The is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Longquan (area)
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There is a grass script deeply incised in the well and around the exterior.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty; Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • vase

    Longquan-type ware porcelain vase of squared hu form. Two applied handles at sides of neck. Very pale grey body covered with thick grey-green glaze which pales almost to white on the angles. Rim of foot unglazed and turned brownish in...

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

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. The bowl has milky white glaze. There is a prunus tree in overglaze turquoise, green, yellow, red and brown enamel on the interior, and two groups of prunus branches with birds and a...

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

    Porcelain bowl. Decorated in underglaze blue and copper red, with touches of overglaze green enamel. Design inside of waves and clouds in blue with domed shell object in red and green enamels. There is a mark on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • tea-bowl

    Porcelain tea-bowl with high, straight sides. There are two cockerels in a landscape in underglaze cobalt blue and copper red on one side, and a rock and a coxcomb plant on the other. There is a mark on the base.

    • Object type: tea-bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • box

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

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

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

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

    Porcelain garlic-headed vase with depressed globular body. The vase has creamy glaze. There are two raised bands under the garlic head, and a finely modelled relief design of a split tailed dragon holding a leafy branch in its mouth, curled...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • box

    Porcelain square covered box with four L-shaped feet. The box has cream glaze. There are tiny brown specks in the body. There is a firing crack extending down from the mouth-rim.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC-18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Longquan stoneware octagonal dish with a flattened rim. The dish has green crackled glaze. There is a carved peony scroll in centre and carved flower sprays in the side panels. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Stoneware water-pot. The water-pot has a coarse grey body and thick turquoise glaze on the interior and partially on the exterior. The base is unglazed.

    • Object type: jar
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: China
  • wine-cup

    Small porcelain wine-cup. Underglaze blue with all over pattern of a fishing net on the exterior and single fish in the centre on the interior. There is an inscription on the base.

    • Object type: wine-cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1600-1630
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar

    Porcelain jar of guan form. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with wide band of scenes of numerous children at play on a garden terrace. Diaper band around shoulder with four roundels featuring lingzhi fungus and grasses. Hare mark on...

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with figurative scene of geese flying, perching and swimming beside a riverbank with reeds and stones. Parallel lines around rim and foot.

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

    Porcelain dish. The dish has transparent turquoise glaze applied directly to the biscuit. There are chatter marks from cutting tool on the base, which is unglazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • water-pot

    Porcelain water-pot in form of recumbent elephant, with opening in the centre of the back. Underglaze blue saddle cloth striped with overglaze red enamel.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC(early)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • ink-stone

    Cylindrical porcelain ink-slab. Underglaze blue with four characters in ogival reserved panels against diaper and trellised grounds. On the top, blue leaf with four characters around the edges and unglazed peach-shaped area with channel...

    • Object type: ink-stone
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with three stylised emblems around sides. Wide band of large-scale scrolling fruits around the interior cavetto. Similar fruit spray in central roundel. There is an inscription on the...

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

    Porcelain hexagonal water-pot. Fleshy dragon in high relief on three sides, crawling towards the mouth, in black enamel against a yellow ground. Base glazed.

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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. The dish has copper red galze with pale mottling on the front. There is a man and boy by trees and a rock in 'famille verte' palette enamels in the centre. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC-18thC
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling peony flowers above band of petal panels. Four fish swimming around the interior cavetto and a single fish in water weeds in a roundel in the centre.

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

    Dehua porcelain square seal surmounted by a modelled seated lion. The seal is stained red, and unglazed.

    • Object type: seal
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC-18thC
    • Production place: Dehua
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with straight openwork sides. Relief and underglaze blue with band of applied biscuit figures of Shou Lao and other immortals, with lattice openwork. Base glazed.

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

    Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with stylised leaf sprays around sides and inside with central roundel with a white hare staring at the moon in a garden landscape, including rock, flowers and lingzhi fungus tree. Band of rocks and trees...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1601
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Set of five porcelain cups with straight sides. There are four flower heads in underglaze cobalt blue on each cup between single blue lines at the rim and above the base. There is a mark on the base of each cup.

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

    Set of five porcelain cups with rounded sides and high, straight foot. There is a night scene of a boat drifting near a shrine on the banks of a river. The cups are inscribed and marked.

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, yellow, red and brown enamels. Flowerhead in the centre, enclosed by two pomegranate branches with birds and butterfly around walls. Outside undecorated. There is a mark on the base. Pair with...

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

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

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, straight rim, and tapering flared foot. There are two cranes on either side of a pine tree, with prunus blossoms and bamboo in red, turquoise, ochre, green, aubergine and black overglaze enamel on the...

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

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, yellow, red and brown enamels. Flowerhead in the centre, enclosed by two pomegranate branches with birds and butterfly around walls. Outside undecorated. There is a mark on the base. Pair with...

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

    Square condiment porcelain dish with straight sides. Swatow-type colouring, with overglaze enamels in black border on turquoise band at rim, and bird on prunus tree in red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels in centre. Unglazed foot. Pair...

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

    Square condiment porcelain dish with straight sides. Swatow-type colouring, with overglaze enamels in black border on turquoise band at rim, and bird on prunus tree in red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels in centre. Unglazed foot. Pair...

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

    Porcelain bowl with straight brown stained rim and glazed recessed base. The bowl has blue-grey toned glaze, except for a wide area round the base. There is a landscape design of a man on horseback followed by a servant incised on the...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC(mid)
  • wine-pot

    Porcelain wine pot of cylindrical shape with horinzontal ribs simulating bamboo, and spout and handle similarly treated. Painted in underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, aubergine and black enamels with birds, plants and rocks. Base...

    • Object type: wine-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC(mid)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. There are prunus, camellia and peach blossom sprays in sancai style with yellow, green, white, black and aubergine on-biscuit enamel on the exterior. There is a mark in blue on the...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 17thC(mid)
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain incense burner of ancient bronze gui form. Two applied animal mask handles, and high shaped base with four openings. Underglaze blue with two vertical inscriptions on each side.

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1627
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and grey-toned glaze. The base is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • jar

    Porcelain rectangular jar with thickened mouth rim. There is a different landscape scene on each side in Wucai style underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, and black enamels. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • cup

    Porcelain cup with everted rim. The cup has a white body, covered with a blue-tinged glaze. There is an incised design of cloud collar around the exterior rim, a flower and leaf scroll round the main body, and lappets round the base.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Dehua-type porcelain vase of baluster form, with narrow base and long neck with two animal masks in high relief, with rings hanging down against the body. There are peony sprays branching from behind rocks, dragonflies and a bird in...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Dehua
  • water-pot

    Pair of porcelain water-pots in the form of a wooden bucket, with curved handles and applied animal masks. Herons and lotus plants beside a pond in Wucai style underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. There is a mark on...

    • Object type: water-pot
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There is a firing crack on the base and the side, and a mark on the base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with wide flattened rim. There are two small figures crossing a bridge in a watery landscape in a double circle in underglaze blue in the centre, and six cross-patterned circles on the rim. There is an inscription on the...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Small porcelain bowl with straight sides. Underglaze blue with three friends of winter motif: pine, flowering prunus and bamboo trees. Band of overlapping petals around base. Inscription inside foot on base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1628-1644
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • dish

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels with underglaze blue lines on rim and foot. Inside, a frontal five-clawed dragon in green and red among red clouds and green waves. Waves and rocks...

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1634
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • vase

    Dehua-type porcelain vase of baluster form, with two animal marks in high relief, and rings hanging down against the body of the neck. There is an inscription in brown under the glaze on the body.

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty; Chongzhen
    • Production date: 1639
    • Production place: Dehua
  • bowl

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

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

    Porcelain stand with raised square bands below the neck, and three openwork panels in the centre. The stand has cream white glaze. Stand for PDF.447.

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

    Porcelain bowl of conical form. The bowl has creamy glaze.

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

    Dehua porcelain teapot, rounded in form with a square mouth-rim, and relief decoration of leafy branches, with one branch forming the handle and another the lid and its handle. On the base is a foot ring in the form of a six pointed star.

    • Object type: teapot; lid
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1700
    • Production place: Dehua
  • vase

    Dehua porcelain vase with long neck and broad rounded shoulders. There is a dragon holding a leafy branch in its mouth in relief around the neck.

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

    Stoneware bowl with straight sides. The bowl has a buff body and cream slip, dulled and crackled through burial. The foot-ring is unglazed.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1911
    • Production place: China
  • incense-burner

    Porcelain cylindrical incense burner on three small feet and a recess on the base. There are three medallions with psuedo-Arabic inscriptions alternating with lotus scrolls in Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and...

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

    Porcelain bowl with curving sides and everted rim, on a straight footring. There is a flower spray in Sancai-style yellow, green and pale aubergine on-biscuit enamels in the centre of the interior, and sprays of chrysanthemum, camellia,...

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

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. The dish has uneven blue glaze. There is a five-clawed dragon among clouds in centre, with two other dragons chasing a flaming pearl round the sides, and two dragons above a lotus panel border on the back....

    • Object type: dish
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Shunzhi; Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1661
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • water-pot

    Stoneware water-pot. The water-pot has marbled brown and cream body. There is an inscription on the base.

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

    Porcelain cup. The cup has a white body and pale blue-toned glaze. There are two flower sprays incised on the side. The base is partially glazed. Pair with A476.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1680
    • Production place: Dehua
  • cup

    Porcelain cup. The cup has a white body and pale blue-toned glaze. There are two flower sprays incised on the side. The base is partially glazed. Pair with A477.

    • Object type: cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1680
    • Production place: Dehua
  • incense-burner

    Dehua porcelain octagonal covered incense burner with matching stand. The incense burner has a white body. There is a floral design moulded on the cover, openwork on the cover, and three horizontal panels (leaf and flower scroll; flower...

    • Object type: incense-burner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1700
    • Production place: Dehua
  • dish

    Porcelain dish with thick sides and everted rim. The dish has white glaze.

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

    Four-lobed stoneware vase with pear-shaped body. Divided into four vertical panels, coloured alternately with aubergine and pale turquoise enamels applied directly to biscuit, separated by dark turquoise lines. Base covered with pale...

    • Object type: vase
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1911
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Porcelain bowl with copper bound rim. Covered in deep blue glaze and incised on inside with five-clawed dragons among clouds with a pearl in the centre. Deep brown slip on foot ring and base.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1662
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • bowl

    Guangdong stoneware deep bowl. The bowl has a dark grey body and thick sky-blue glaze suffused with purple. Where exposed the body is reddish. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed.

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

    Porcelain bowl with slightly curving sides. The bowl has cobalt-blue glaze on interior and exterior, with a narrow band of coffee glaze at the rim, and brownish-black slip on foot-ring and base. There are two four-clawed dragons, clouds...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 1644-1662
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
  • 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