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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1723-1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Julia C. Gulland

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 3

Physical description

Jar of porcelain, bulbous form with short cylindrical neck. Painted in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels in the doucai technique, with five dragons coiled among flames and clouds forming a row of circular medallions round the middle, separated by conventional lotus-flowers and foliage, between a band of ruyi sceptre-heads and a panelled border. On the shoulder are the eight Buddhist emblems.
With wooden cover carved in openwork. The cover has a flat top carved with a lotus spray.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1723-1735 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'da qing Yongzheng nian zhi' in underglaze blue on base
Made in the Yongzheng period of the great Qing dynasty


Height: 20 cm, Diameter: 17.1 cm

Descriptive line

Jar, porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels in doucai style, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Production Note

from label


Porcelain; Glaze; Cobalt oxide


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Emblems; Ruyi; Clouds; Lotus flowers


Ceramics; Porcelain; Buddhism


East Asia Collection

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