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    Given by Professor E. V. Lee

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The so called 'shufu ware' represents one of the most important porcelain productions at the kilns of Jingdezhen during the Yuan dynasty (1279-1366). It is characterised by an opaque bluish-white glaze, generally applied on thickly potted objects. The name derives from the characters shu fu, usually found on the surface and translated as 'Privy council' or 'Central palace'. They indicate that the objects were produced for official use.

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Porcelain dish with moulded lotus design, shufu ware, China, Yuan dynasty, ca.1300-1350


East Asia Collection

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