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Paintholder and lid

Paintholder and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1862-1874 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr M. K. S. Wagstaff

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 6 []

Physical description

Paintholder and lid, in the from of a square box and cover. On each side of the paintholder is a floral design painted in green, yellow and mauve enamels. The lid is painted in enamels with Shangyuan furen holding a ruyi sceptre and riding a qilin, within a gilt border. The seal of Tongzhi appears in red on the base.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1862-1874 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Tongzhi seal mark in red on the base


Width: 28 cm, Height: 20 cm

Descriptive line

Paintholder and lid, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, Tongzhi mark and period (1862-1874)

Production Note





Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Daoist Immortals; Qilin; Ruyi; Floral patterns


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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