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Porcelain square waterpot with thickened rim. There is a roundel of a crane among clouds in red, green and black enamels on each side. There is a mark on the exterior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 64 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionat mouth
Inscription TransliterationChenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Chenghua reign
Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Square water pot with cranes among clouds
This square water pot is decorated with roundels framing cranes, flying among clouds. At the rim is an apocryphal Chenghua reign mark in iron-red enamel. The shape was popular in the late Ming and copied in the nineteenth century.
Porcelain with overglaze red, green and black enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644
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Object reference number: RRC39042
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