- 15th Century-Early 16th Century
- Earthenware with sancai (three-colour) lead glaze
- South China
- Purchased, 1976
- 260 x 183 x 109mm
Created in South China over five hundred years ago, probably for the Southeast Asian export market, this duck-shaped ceramic jug belongs to the early Ming Dynasty. This was a period that, under Admiral Zheng He, saw China begin trading in new markets, including East Africa and the Middle East.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)