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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gilded, with gilt metal mount

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 6

Physical description

Vase of porcelain. Of baluster form. Painted on the biscuit in two shades of green, two shades of manganese-purple, yellow and black with two dragons among clouds and flames. The mouth cut down with gilt metal mount.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1800-1900 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gilded, with gilt metal mount

Marks and inscriptions

'da ming Chenghua nian zhi' in a double circle, in underglaze blue
Made in the Chenghua period of the great Ming dynasty


Height: 69.9 cm, Diameter: 27.9 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted on the biscuit with polychrome enamels and gilded, with gilt metal mount, China, Qing dynasty, 1800-1900, with spurious Chenghua mark

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

Gorer, E. and J. F. Blacker. Chinese porcelain and hard stones. London: B. Quaritch, 1911, Vol. I, Pl. 28.

Production Note



Porcelain; Gilt metal


Painted; Gilded; Mounted

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Flames; Clouds


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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