Porcelain hexagonal vase with bulbous body, long tapering neck and high spreading foot. There are cloud forms in underglaze cobalt blue on the foot, scroll patterns and ruyi heads in reserve on the body, scroll patterns and a chevron band in reserve on the neck, and stylised leaves around the rim. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 288 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription CommentWhite rabbit
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Porcelain production and the numbers of workers employed within the industry increased dramatically at Jingdezhen in the second half of the sixteenth century. To keep up with the vast demands, non-imperial kilns fired wares for the court on commission as well as for local customers and international trade. Potters made mostly blue-and-white porcelains. Workers mined new sources of inferior-quality clay. This clay had a less good fit with the glaze and is characterised my tiny frits (chips) where the glaze is thin. The base has a white rabbit mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1550–1600
Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the W. C. Alexander Collection. PDF card: Alexander Collection
Hexagonal porcelain vase with bulbous body, long tapering neck and high spreading foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Cloud forms on foot, scroll patterns and ruyi heads in reserve on the body, scroll patterns and a chevron band in reserve on the neck, and stylised leaves around the rim. Mark on base.
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