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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1630-44 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    W.G.Gulland Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 6, shelf 1

This beaker-shaped vase is decorated with a traditional design of flowers and plantain leaves. They also found favour with European consumers.

Physical description

Vase of beaker shape, painted in underglaze blue with flowers in pots and plantain leaves.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1630-44 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in cobalt blue


Height: 48 cm, Diameter: 19.7 cm

Descriptive line

Cer, China, Ming, blue and white; Cargo

Labels and date

Chinese vases for the home market
China, Jingdezhen, 1630-44
Circ.419-1931. W.G. Gulland Bequest [2009]


Ceramics; Vases


East Asia Collection

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