Pair of porcelain water-pots in the form of a wooden bucket, with curved handles and applied animal masks. Herons and lotus plants beside a pond in Wucai style underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 88 millimetres
- Width: 90 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationXuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Xuande reign
Inscription CommentFour character Xuande mark in a rectangle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Chongzhen 1628-44Room 95 label text:
Pair of brush-washers in the form of wooden buckets
This pair of porcelain water-pots in the form of a wooden buckets, have curved handles with applied animal masks. They are painted in wucai enamels with herons and lotus plants beside a pond. The base carries an apocryphal four-character Xuande reign mark in underglaze blue.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period, AD 1628–1644
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: See "Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 1924-5, p. 11, and pl. IV, fig. 1.'
Pair of porcelain water-pots, in the form of a wooden bucket, with curved handles and applied animal masks. Wucai style decoration with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. Herons and lotus plants beside a pond. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39039
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