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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Vase

1662-1722 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Vase of porcelain, with squat bulbous body, elongated incurved neck with a convex moulding in the centre, and white base. The exterior blown over with a thin cobalt glaze of lavender tint. Pencilled in underglaze blue, on the body and neck, with a three-clawed dragon, a lozenge (fang sheng) as symbol of victory, and four variations of the shou character denoting longevity.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain with blue glaze and underglaze blue decoration
Brief Description
Vase, porcelain with blue glaze and underglaze blue decoration, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)
Physical Description
Vase of porcelain, with squat bulbous body, elongated incurved neck with a convex moulding in the centre, and white base. The exterior blown over with a thin cobalt glaze of lavender tint. Pencilled in underglaze blue, on the body and neck, with a three-clawed dragon, a lozenge (fang sheng) as symbol of victory, and four variations of the shou character denoting longevity.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.6cm
  • Diameter: 9.2cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
Mark of an artemisia leaf, in underglaze blue
Credit line
Given by W.G. Gulland, Esq.
Production
Register
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
216-1905

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record createdFebruary 4, 2009
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