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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1450-1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given from the Bloxam Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case F, shelf 4

Physical description

Jar of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. Of squat, square sided form, with convex curved corners and a wide, square mouth. On each of the four sides is a panel indented at the corners, decorated with a lotus flower amongst scrolling foliage. Similar scrolls are painted around the shoulder and the base of the vessel.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1450-1500 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue


Height: 14.6 cm registers, Diameter: 12.7 cm registers

Descriptive line

Jar, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue; China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, 1450-1500

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

Ayers, John. Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1980, Monochrome Plate No. 149.


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide; Glaze


Throwing; Painting; Glazing; Firing

Subjects depicted

Lotus; Foliage


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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