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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (Made)

  • Date:

    1450-1500 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Museum number:

    C.56-1937

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case F, shelf 3

Physical description

Vase, porcelain painted in underglaze blue. Pear-shaped body with spreading mouth and elephant head handles on each side of the neck. Painted with four dragons with elaborately contorted bodies; formal borders of lozenge patterns and plantain leaves around the neck.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (Made)

Date

1450-1500 (Made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Height: 27.3 cm registers, Diameter: 15 cm registers

Historical context note

The vase bears the labels of the Elphinstone and David (no.622A) collections.

Descriptive line

Cer, China, Ming, blue and white

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Illustrated in the Burlington Fine Arts Society exhibition catalogue, 1910, plate XXXVI, L14, where the vase is stated to have come from India.

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain; Cobalt; Glaze

Techniques

Throwing; Painting; Glazing; Firing

Subjects depicted

Dragon; Plantain

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

East Asia Collection

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