jar / cover
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Porcelain jar with domed lid with a recessed base that forms a foot ring. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There is a scene in underglaze cobalt blue of fishermen and farmers with a buffalo in a landscape with pine trees, a bridge, and a pavilion on the exterior, and similar landscape decoration on the lid, which is topped with a flower-head finial. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 95 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationChenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Chenhua reign
Inscription CommentFour-character archaistic Chenghua mark in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white jar with cover
This jar is painted in deep blue with a farmer and a fisherman with a water buffalo in a landscape. The base 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
On display: G95/dc24/sh8
jar with domed lid, made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi), with a recessed base that form a foot ring. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Scene of fishermen and farmers with a buffalo in a landscape with pine trees, a bridge, and a pavilion. The lid is similarly decorated, with a flower-head finial. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38983
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