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Box

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1573-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Francis Draper from the Page collection

  • Museum number:

    C.20-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case F, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Circular box and cover of porcelain, the lower section with expanding sides and flanged lip; the cover of flattened dome shape. On the cover, in underglaze blue is painted a seated scholar instructing four young boys, with other boys playing round about. Around this are two decorative bands, one of dragons and cloud scrolls and the other of the Eight Precious Objects. These two friezes are repeated on the lower half of the box.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1573-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

Da ming wanli nian zhi
Made in the wanli period of the great Ming

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm registers, Diameter: 22.2 cm registers

Descriptive line

Cer, China, Ming, blue and white

Cer, China, Ming, blue and white

Materials

Porcelain; Cobalt; Glaze

Techniques

Throwing; Painting; Glazing; Firing

Subjects depicted

Garden; Clouds; Man; Boys; Dragons

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

East Asia Collection

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