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  • Place of origin:

    Jiangxi (made)

  • Date:

    1362 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, incised, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall D.S.O. through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 3

Physical description

Jar of stoneware, with incised decoration and painting in dark brown. Inverted pear-shape, with broad foot and wide short neck. Painted in a panel on each side with a stylised flowering plant, the outlines partly incised. On the shoulder, the inscription: 'da ding yuan nian zao' in brown.

Place of Origin

Jiangxi (made)


1362 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, incised, painted

Marks and inscriptions

'da ding yuan nian zao' inscribed in brown on the shoulder
Da Ding was the reign title of Chen Youliang, one of the ring leaders who rebelled against the Yuan. He declared himself emperor in 1360 but was soon killed by Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming dynasty.


Height: 14.9 cm, Diameter: 13.7 cm

Descriptive line

Cizhou ware. Jar, stoneware with incised decoration and painting in dark brown, China, Yuan dynasty




Incised; Painted

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns


Ceramics; Earthenware


East Asia Collection

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