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Salt cellar

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    porcelain painted in underglaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall D.S.O. through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 7

Physical description

Salt, octagonal oblong; on the top a coat of arms (Valckenies of Amsterdam) showing two crescents and a bird with wings expanded, pierced in the eye with an arrow. On four sides, a spray of flowers.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1700-1725 (made)



Materials and Techniques

porcelain painted in underglaze


Height: 3.49 cm, Diameter: 8.57 cm

Object history note

Made for Dutch use.

Descriptive line

Octagonal salt cellar, porcelain, decorated with a coat of arms and a bird, Chinese, 18th century

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

Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.47, pl.54

Production Note




Subjects depicted

Bird; Flowers; Coats of arms


Porcelain; Household objects; Eating; Ceramics


East Asia Collection

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