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vase / altar

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1936,1012.85

  • Description

    Altar vase for flowers. Jizhou ware. Decorated with a design of lotus on the neck with two dragon or fish-shape handles; on each side of the vase is a fourteen-lobed medallion filled with a design of breaking waves. Basket weave pattern on the neck and zig-zag patterns round the foot. Decoration painted in brown and white beneath a transparent glaze.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1300-1368
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.7 inches
  • Curator's comments

    Rawson 1992:
    This Jizhou flask with its brown colour and pronounced horizontal bands is based upon a bronze. See BM 1988.0416.1.

  • Bibliography

    • Rawson 1984 fig. 166 bibliographic details
    • Rawson 1992 figure 47 bibliographic details
    • Vainker 1991 p.123; fig.92 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1936

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1936,1012.85

Vase. Flowers and waves. Made of Cizhou, brown underglaze and painted ceramic, porcelain.

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Vase. Flowers and waves. Made of Cizhou, brown underglaze and painted ceramic, porcelain.

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