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Porcelain globular jar with recessed base forming a foot ring. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are two boys, one holding a tray of cakes over his head and the other a gourd flask, depicted in a landscape of pine trees, rocks and water in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 47 millimetres
- Diameter: 50 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationChenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Chenghua reign
Inscription CommentFour-character archaistic Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white globular jar with children playing
Chinese people regard genre scenes of children playing as auspicious, representing a wish for many sons. The base of this small globular jar has an apocryphal four-character underglaze blue Chenghua reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
Globular jar made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi), with recessed base forming a foot ring, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Two boys, one holding a tray of cakes over his head and the other a gourd flask, depicted in a landscape of pine trees, rocks and water. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38986
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