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Tile

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1368-1644 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with coloured lead glazes

  • Museum number:

    C.389-1912

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 1

Physical description

Ridge-tile surmounted by a carp of red earthenware, covered with green and brownish-yellow lead glazes. The carp rests on its head and fins, with tail raised in the air.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1368-1644 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with coloured lead glazes

Dimensions

Height: 22.9 cm, Length: 10.8 cm, Width: 11.1 cm

Object history note

From Beijing.
In 1912 C.H. Wylde, the first Keeper of Ceramics and first member of V&A staff to visit East Asia, acquired architectural fittings and fragments from China.

Descriptive line

Ridge-tile surmounted by a carp, earthenware with coloured lead glazes, China, Ming dynasty

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Carp (fish)

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Tiles

Collection

East Asia Collection

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