Jar and lid
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Ceramics, Room 145, case 30, shelf 2 
The first Ming emperor overthrew Mongol rule in 1368. The new dynasty swept away much that was associated with the Yuan emperors. But blue-and-white porcelain survived. Several Ming emperors favoured these wares and helped to make blue-and-white porcelain a great Chinese tradition. Many of the new shapes and designs they sponsored also found favour abroad.
Height: 27.9 cm, Diameter: 21.6 cm
Object history note
Previously described in the register as, 'transferred from Indian Section', but later clarified to be a misreading of the museum label and should be omitted.
Jar with silver lid, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration of floral scrolls, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Blue and white
East Asia Collection