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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1550-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with decoration in raised outline and filled in colour glazes

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.1472-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 3

Physical description

Vase of porcelain. Of baluster form. Dark blue ground with decoration outlined in slight relief and filled in with green, manganese-purple, yellow and turquoise blue glazes. Round the middle two figures beneath a pine-tree on a terrace, with a boy attendant carrying a lute. Round the shoulder are large ruyi shaped lappets enclosing lotus sprays, with pendent jewels between. Lingzhi fungus designs on the neck. Panels round the foot.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1550-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with decoration in raised outline and filled in colour glazes

Dimensions

Height: 28.9 cm, Diameter: 17.5 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain with decoration outlined in slight relief and filled in with colour glazes, China, Ming dynasty

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Attendants; Ruyi; Lotus flowers; Magic fungus; Figures

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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