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  • Place of origin:

    Jiangxi (made)

  • Date:

    early 14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with moulded decoration under the glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir John Addis KCMG

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl with straight sides splayed at the lip and rounded below; small spreading foot, neatly cut, and unglazed base. The inside is moulded with a flowerhead in the centre and two ranks of petal fluting up the sides like a chrysanthemum flower, the rim being similarly foliated. Fine bluish-white glaze.

Place of Origin

Jiangxi (made)


early 14th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with moulded decoration under the glaze


Diameter: 7.9 cm, Height: 4.8 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

Shufu ware. Bowl, porcelain with moulded decoration under the glaze; excavated in the Philippines, made in China (Jiangxi province), Yuan dynasty, early 14th century

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

Addis, J. "Shu Fu type wares discovered in the Philippines", Manila, 1968, p. 9, nos. 34-35.

Production Note





Moulded; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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