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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery

Vase

1628-1644 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) Jingdezhen became the major ceramic-manufacturing centre. Imperial kilns were established to produce fine porcelain for the exclusive use of the emperors. The tradition of inscribing the emperor's reign title on the wares also started in the Ming. The shape of this vase is typical of the Chongzhen reign period.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue
Brief Description
Porcelain vase painted in underglaze blue, China, Jingdezhen, 1628-1644
Physical Description
Porcelain vase painted in underglaze blue
Dimensions
  • Height: 28.6cm
Style
Gallery Label
Vase with floral design Chongzhen reign period (1628-44) Jingdezhen kilns, south China Porcelain painted in cobalt blue Museum no. 766-1883(2007)
Summary
In the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) Jingdezhen became the major ceramic-manufacturing centre. Imperial kilns were established to produce fine porcelain for the exclusive use of the emperors. The tradition of inscribing the emperor's reign title on the wares also started in the Ming. The shape of this vase is typical of the Chongzhen reign period.
Collection
Accession Number
766-1883

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record createdSeptember 13, 2007
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