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Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    14th century or 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given from the Bloxam Collection

  • Museum number:

    C.118-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 5

Physical description

Ewer of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. Body pear-shaped with flattened sides, on each of which is a panel of lotus-petal outline in slight relief painted with lotus flowers on branching stems. Short flaring neck with a border of vertical leaves. Loop handle with small ring at the top for attachment of a metal chain to secure the cover (missing); long curved spout painted with scrolls.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

14th century or 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm, Width: 18.4 cm

Descriptive line

Ewer, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, 14th or 15th century

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Scrolls (motifs); Lotus petal; Lotus flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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