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Lidded ewer

Lidded ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1368-1398 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze red

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 3 []

This ewer for wine is painted with a floral design using copper as a colourant. It has not fired successfully and in some places the colour has turned grey rather than the intended red.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1368-1398 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze red


Height: 36.9 cm

Descriptive line

Porcelain ewer and lid painted in underglaze red, China, Jingdezhen, 1368-1398

Labels and date

Ewer with floral design
Hongwu reign period

Porcelain painted in copper red
Jingdezhen kilns, south China

Museum no. C.857-1936 [2007]




East Asia Collection

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