Porcelain globular jar. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There is a dragon rising from the waves round the bottom to meet another among the clouds in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 58 millimetres
- Diameter: 63 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationXuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Xuande reign
Inscription CommentFour-character archaistic Xuande mark in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white jar with dragons
The base has an apocryphal four-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
Globular jar made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi), decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. A dragon rising from the waves round the bottom to meet another among the clouds on the upper part. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38984
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