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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1522-1566 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 5

Physical description

Vase of porcelain, with bulbous body and cylindrical neck, moulded in vertical panels and painted in underglaze blue; each panel round the neck contains a conventional lotus flower and an emblem; round the shoulder is a band of fret ornament, and each panel of the body encloses two animals of qilins, lions or other monsters under a pine-tree. This vase has been reduced in size by filing both at top and bottom.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1522-1566 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue


Height: 24.1 cm, Diameter: 17.5 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, lip and foot cut down, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, China, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Production Note

from label


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed; Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Qilin; Monsters; Lions; Emblem; Lotus flowers; Trees, Pine


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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