Porcelain box of inverted T shape with shallow upper and lower sections. There is a sage on a deer-like animal with a servant boy in underglaze blue outlines with overglaze red, green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels on the lid, and floral scrolls on sides. There is an inscription and seals on left side, and a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 15 millimetres
- Width: 70 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the cover
Inscription TransliterationMei Xiaochu shu
Inscription TranslationWritten by Mei Xiaochu
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationZhengde nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Zhengde reign.
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Box with inscription
On the top of this box is a figure riding on a deer accompanied by a servant. There is a four-character inscription reading梅小処書 (Mei Xiaochu shu ‘Written by Mei Xiaochu’) written vertically in black on the cover and two red seals. There is a four-character Zhengde mark in underglaze blue on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, AD 1600–1644
Porcelain rouge box of inverted T shape with shallow upper and lower sections. Underglaze blue outlines with overglaze red, green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels. Sage on a deer-like animal with a servant boy; floral scrolls on . Inscription and seals on left side, mark on base.
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