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  • Place of origin:

    Dehua (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with applied decoration in relief

  • Credit Line:

    H.L. Florence Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 25, shelf 3

Sprig decoration found favour in China during the
17th century. It was used to embellish the white
porcelains of Dehua and redwares of Yixing,
both of which were exported and much imitated
in Europe.

Physical description

Porcelain vase, beaker-shaped with flared mouth, in imitation of a bronze vessel. Applied with relief decoration of characters and foliage on a raised band, between figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals above, and sprays of plum blossom below.

Place of Origin

Dehua (made)


1750-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with applied decoration in relief


Height: 26.4 cm, Diameter: 14.6 cm

Descriptive line

Dehua ware. Beaker-shaped vase, porcelain with applied decoration in relief, China, Qing dynasty, 1750-1800

Labels and date

Vase with eight Daoist immortals
and flowering prunus
China, Dehua, 1700–1800, porcelain,
with applied reliefs
Museum no. C.1295-1917. Henry L. Florence Bequest [2009]




Applied; Relief

Subjects depicted

Daoist Immortals; Characters; Leaves; Prunus blossoms


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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