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Bird feeder

Bird feeder

  • Place of origin:

    Jiangxi (made)

  • Date:

    early 14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, moulded, glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir John Addis KCMG

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bird feeder of a flattened globular form moulded in the shape of a many-lobed fruit with leaves on either side and two lugs at the end for affixing to the cage, a wide aperture on top and flat base, covered with a pale bluish glaze.

Place of Origin

Jiangxi (made)


early 14th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, moulded, glazed


Length: 6.3 cm

Object history note

The group of objects (FE.3 to 105-1975) were all acquired by Sir John Addis during his stay in Manila as British Ambassador, ca. 1965-70, and are purportedly from excavations there. See papers published at the Manila Trade Pottery Seminiar, 1968, here noted; also Locsin, L & C, Oriental Ceramics discovered in the Philippines, Rutland & Tokyo 1968; and Addis, J. M. Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 1967-69 London : The Society, pp. 17-36.

Descriptive line

Qingbai ware. Bird feeder, in the form of a fruit, porcelain with qingbai glaze; excavated in the Philippines, made in China (Jiangxi province), Yuan dynasty, early 14th century

Production Note





Moulded; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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