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Cylindrical porcelain incence jar on three cloud-shaped feet. There is a wave pattern in underglaze cobalt blue on the flat rim, a border of honeycomb diaper pattern with four panels, each containing a single character, and scenes of men in landscapes.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 59 millimetres
- Diameter: 87 millimetres
Inscription Content唐太宗 製
Inscription TransliterationTang Taizong zhi
Inscription TranslationMade for the Emperor Tang Taizong of the Tang dynasty
Published PDF date : Ming 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Incense burner with figures in a landscape scene
Above the band of decoration showing figures in a landscape are four characters which read 唐太宗 製 (Tang Taizong zhi ‘Made on the orders of Tang Taizong’ ) The Tang dynasty emperor Taizong ruled China from AD 626 to 649. He was considered to be one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history as he ruled China during one of her ‘Golden Ages’ .of economic prosperity and stability.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1400–1500
Cylindrical porcelain incence jar on three cloud-shaped feet, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Scenes of men in landscapes beneath a honeycomb diaper patter, with four panels each with a single character. Wave pattern on the flat rim.
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Object reference number: RRC39010
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