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Ming dynasty, Wanli period 1573-1620

porcelain (blue and white ware)
19.4 × 15.0 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, south-east China, China
painted in brush and blue ink on base (in Chinese characters) c.: (mark of Wanli period)
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Asian Art Gallery - Tombs and Burial Wares
Level 1, NGV International
Physical description
Archaic bronze form, rounded cylindrical body narrowed to trumpet mouth and spreading foot, with vertical ridges at sides; body, neck and inner and outer mouth rim with five clawed dragon medallions, flaming pearls and cloud scrolls, foot with band of five clawed dragons flaming pearls and cloud scrolls and lotus panel band.