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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1650-1675 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in cobalt blue and polychrome enamels

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 3

Physical description

Vase of porcelain. The body has four slightly convex sides rounded off at the shoulder and a bulbous neck with narrow mouth. The neck is painted in red and green with conventional lotus-flowers and foliage above a band of red wave-pattern. The shoulder is decorated with ruyi head ornament in red. In panels on the four sides of the body are a pheasant and a blossoming pomegranate, a crane and a branch of peach with fruit, a cock amidst sacred fungi and an eagle on a rock in a torrent with the moon above, all painted in red, green, yellow and manganese-purple outlined in black. Narrow lines of underglaze blue are also painted on the neck and a line of brown round the mouth.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1650-1675 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in cobalt blue and polychrome enamels


Height: 23.5 cm, Width: 12.4 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze enamels, China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, 1650-1670

Production Note

from label




Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Cocks (birds); Pomegranates; Lotus flowers; Wave pattern; Peaches; Ruyi; Eagles (birds); Cranes (birds); Pheasants


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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