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Vase and lid

Vase and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs B. Nichols

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case C []

Physical description

Vase and lid, part of a five-piece garniture with two beakers and three vases and lids. The vase is of slender baluster form with tapering neck, having low domed lid with spreading rim and surmounted by a small lion handle. Framed in underglaze blue scrollwork on either side below a frieze of intricately diapered design on the shoulder are upright panels with scenes of figures with buildings and landscape in background, the scenes largely repeating, in a palette of heavy enamels with much iron-red, on a ground of red trefoil cell diaper. Panels on the lid contain landscapes. There is some use of gilding.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


ca. 1780 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels and gilt

Descriptive line

Vase and lid (part of a five-piece garniture), porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels and gilt; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, ca. 1780

Production Note





Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Diaper-work; Landscapes; Scrollwork


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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