jar / cover
Porcelain jar of depressed globular form, with a flat topped cover. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are two dragons chasing flaming pearls on the exterior, and a flaming pearl within a scroll border on cover. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 63 millimetres
- Diameter: 70 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationJiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentFour-character archaistic Jiajing mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Jar with cover with two dragons chasing flaming pearls
The base has an apocryphal four-character underglaze blue Jiajing reign mark
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
Depressed globular jar made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi) with a flat topped cover, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Two dragons chasing flaming pearls on exterior; a flaming pearl within a scroll border on cover. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38989
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