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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1506-1521 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with incised designs painted in coloured glazes

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case H, shelf 2

Physical description

Jar of porcelain, with bulbous body decorated with incised cloud designs painted in coloured glazes on a green ground above a border of lotus-petals and stamens. The neck is octagonal with flat projecting rim and has a conventional fungus border.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1506-1521 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with incised designs painted in coloured glazes

Marks and inscriptions

'Zhengde nian zhi' in purple in a cartouche on the neck
Made in the Zhengde period


Height: 17.1 cm, Diameter: 18.4 cm

Descriptive line

Jar, porcelain with incised designs painted in coloured glazes, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ayers, John. Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1980, Monochrome Plate No. 157

Production Note



Porcelain; Glaze


Glazed; Incised

Subjects depicted

Lotus petal; Fungus; Cloud scrolls


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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