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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1573-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given from the Bloxam Collection

  • Museum number:

    C.101-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 5

Physical description

Vase of porcelain. Bulbous with board foot and wide mouth. Painted in underglaze blue with six stylised lotus flowers on curved stems, dependent from a border consisting of a wavy scrolled stem encircling the shoulder. Round the base a border of fret-pattern. Above each flower is a single character of Tibetan inscription: OM MANI PADME HUM (Lo! the jewel in the lotus).

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1573-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

'OM MANI PADME HUM'
Lo! the jewel in the lotus

'da ming Wanli nian zhi' within a double circle, in underglaze blue
Made in the Wanli period of the great Ming dynasty

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm, Diameter: 12.1 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Frets (patterns); Lotus flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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