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Porcelain globular jar. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There is a phoenix flying over waves and amid small clouds in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Diameter: 55 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Xuande reign
Inscription CommentSix-character archaistic Xuande mark in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Globular jar with phoenix
Phoenixes are painted on the jar flying over waves. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Xuande reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
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Object reference number: RRC38985
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