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Porcelain jar with raised rib and three handles on shoulder. The jar has ivory glaze. There are three firing marks visible on the base.
- Height: 45 millimetres
Published PDF date : 17th-18thCRoom 95 label text:
Jar with raised ribs
This porcelain jar is finely modelled with raised ribs around the body and with handles on the shoulder. Craftsmen in the late Ming and Qing dynasties made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. The jar is chalky white or ‘rice–coloured’ and potters covered it either with a white slip and a thin transparent glaze with a yellowish cast that crackled during the cooling process or with an opaque white glaze. Connoisseurs once called this type of ceramic 土定 (tu ding ‘earthen Ding ware’).
Underfired porcelain, incised and with transparent glaze
Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, about AD 1662–1722
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Object reference number: RRC38538
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