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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1279-1368 (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:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case C, shelf 4

Physical description

Dish, moulded with two characters 'shufu' on the sides, a rampant 3-clawed dragon among clouds surrounded by a lotus scroll with four blooms on the bottom, covered with a thick bluish glaze.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1279-1368 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with moulded decoration under the glaze


Diameter: 13 cm

Object history note

From Gatid, the Philippines.

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

Dish, porcelain with moulded dragon and lotus design under a pale bluish glaze; excavated in the Philippines, made in China (Jingdezhen), Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)




Moulded; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Lotus flowers


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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