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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1522-1566 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Andrew Burman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 5, shelf 8

Physical description

Jar of porcelain, decorated in underglaze blue with dragons, flowers and stylized shou (longevity) character.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1522-1566 (made)


Unknown (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

'da ming Jiajing nian zhi' in underglaze blue, on the beck
Made in the Jiajing period of the great Ming dynasty


Height: 53 cm, Diameter: 51.5 cm

Descriptive line

Jar, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue, China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Production Note

from label


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Underglazed

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Flowers


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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