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  • Place of origin:

    Jiangxi (made)

  • Date:

    early 14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with moulded relief decoration under the glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir John Addis KCMG

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl with spreading sides rounding upwards toward the rim, the centre inside flat; small, square-cut foot, unglazed base. Moulded inside with indistinct lotus scrollwork in the centre and with a continuous lotus scroll with six blooms round the well. Opaque bluish-greenish glaze.

Place of Origin

Jiangxi (made)


early 14th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with moulded relief decoration under the glaze

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 relief decoration under the glaze; excavated in the Philippines, made in China (Jiangxi province), Yuan dynasty, early 14th century

Production Note





Relief; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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