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Jar

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall DSO

  • Museum number:

    C.22-1943

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 8

Physical description

Jar of porcelain, globular without neck; narrow mouth. Painted in underglaze cobalt blue with a degenerate formal lotus pattern; rough foliate borders.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Dimensions

Height: 5.4 cm, Diameter: 6.7 cm

Object history note

Stated to have been bought by the donor at a London auction, where they were being sold by a Chinese who had acquired them in Celebes.

Descriptive line

Jar, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue; China, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers; Foliation (pattern)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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