Circular porcelain box with domed cover. There are stylised lotus flowers in underglaze copper red with incised detail on the exterior, and a leaf pattern incised on the mouth rim of the lower half. There is a mark in underglaze cobalt blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 50 millimetres
- Diameter: 66 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentSix-character archaistic Jiajing mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing 19thCRoom 95 label text:
Box with underglaze red lotus scroll
The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Jiajing reign mark
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and underglaze copper-red decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
Round porcelain box for vermillion, with domed cover, decorated in underglaze copper red. Stylised lotus flowers with incised detail. Leaf pattern incised on mouth rim of lower half. Mark on base in underglaze cobalt blue.
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Object reference number: RRC39011
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