Blue-and-white pen box with foliage and scrolls

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Details

  • Title

    Blue-and-white pen box with foliage and scrolls

  • Associated place

    China (place of creation)
    Iran (probable) (probable original location)
  • Date

    1st half of the 16th century
  • Material and technique

    porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    5.6 x 24.5 x 8.3 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.

  • Museum location

    First floor | Gallery 28 | Asian Crossroads
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1978.859.a

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Glossary of terms

porcelain

underglaze painting

Further reading

Allan, J. W., ‘Prunus Sprays and Pepper Pots’, Oriental Art, 42/3, (Autumn 1996), p. 18, illus. p. 19 fig. 3

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