Blue-and-white stem bowl with lotus flowers and mandarin ducks

On display


  • Title

    Blue-and-white stem bowl with lotus flowers and mandarin ducks

  • Associated place

    Jingdezhen kilns (place of creation)
  • Date

    mid-14th century
  • Material and technique

    porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue

  • Dimensions

    17.8 cm (height)
    18 cm (diameter)
    at foot 11.5 cm (diameter)
    6.8 cm min. (diameter)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Professor A. H. Sayce, 1933.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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Glossary of terms


underglaze painting

Further reading

Piper, David, and Christopher White, Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Collections, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1995), no. 34 on p. 38, illus. p. 38 fig. 34

Chen Xiejun, Chen Kelun, and Lu Minghua, Splendours in Smalt: Art of Yuan Blue-and-white Porcelain, trans. Chen Jie and others (Shanghai: Shanghai Museum, 2012), no. 20 on p.100, illus. pp. 100-101

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