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Vase and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr D. C. H. Mellon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

The vase has a bulging pear-shaped body, and a domed lid with gilded knob. The lid is constructed so that a long unglazed section sits into the neck to prevent it slipping off. The piece is decorated in heavy famille rose colours with figure scenes in round cartouches against a background of flower sprays, butterflies and auspicious emblems. A band of bats and flowers on a gilt ground encircles the neck.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


ca. 1830-1850 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt


Height: 44 cm with lid

Descriptive line

Vase and lid, porcelain decorated in overglaze enamels in the famille rose palette with gilding; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, ca. 1830-50

Production Note





Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Figures; Bats (animals); Butterflies; Flowers; Emblems (symbols)


Ceramics; Porcelain; Vases


East Asia Collection

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