Porcelain cylindrical bottle with sloping shoulders and narrow neck that widens to the mouth. The bottle is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There are lotus and floral scrolls in underglaze blue on the body, lappets on the shoulders and a scroll border round the neck. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 118 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentSix-character archaistic Jiajing mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
The bottle has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Jiajing reign mark on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
A cylindrical bottle made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi) with sloping shoulders and narrow neck that widens to the mouth. Decorated in underglaze blue with lotus and floral scrolls on the body, lappets on the shoulders and a scroll border round the neck. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38978
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