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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1989 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Zou, Furen, born 1916 (decorator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Simon Kwan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 15, shelf 3

Physical description

Vase, made of extremely thin, light, "eggshell" porcelain, probably containing a high proportion of kaolin. Of slender meiping form, with neck flaring to everted mouth rim. Painted on one side with a soaring eagle over waves in black, yellow and blue overglaze colours; the reverse side is undecorated. The painting is signed 'Furen' in black with red seal 'Zou'. On the base is a red stamped sealmark 'China, made at Jingdezhen'.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


ca. 1989 (made)


Zou, Furen, born 1916 (decorator)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels


Height: 29.0 cm, Diameter: 5.7 cm base, Diameter: 4.5 cm mouth

Object history note

Acquired by the donor (Mr Simon Kwan) in China in 1989.

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels with an eagle; painted by Zou Furen, China (Jingdezhen), ca. 1989

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

Jingdezhen Cermics Institute, ed. A Catalogue of Famous Porcelain Decorators at Jingdezhen, Hong Kong: China Arts and Crafts Import and Export Bureau Jiangxi Porcelain Decoration Bureau, 1989, pp. 57-59.


Porcelain; Enamel


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Porcelain; Vases


East Asia Collection

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