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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1630-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given from the Bloxam Collection

  • Museum number:

    C.107-1928

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Vase of porcelain, of slender baluster form, with short narrow neck. Painted in underglaze blue with boys wearing flattering loin-cloths among lotus flowers and foliage on scrolled stems which they clasp in their hands. Fret-pattern border on the neck.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1630-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

'chang ming fu gui' in a cash formed medallion, in underglaze blue
long life, riches and honour

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm, Diameter: 8.3 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Boys; Lotus flowers; Frets (patterns)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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