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Updated: 14 April 2015
Double gourd shaped porcelain vase with low foot rim formed from a recessed base. There are four repeated dragon medallions against a honeycomb diaper background in underglaze colbalt blue on the exterior. There is an 'F' mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 105 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Gourd shaped vase with dragons
This gourd shaped bottle is decorated with dragons against a honey comb pattern. The base carries a six character Jiajing reign mark.
Porcelain decorated in underglaze cobalt blue
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
Double gourd shaped porcelain vase with low foot rim formed from a recessed base. Decorated in underglaze colbalt blue. Four repeated dragon medallions against a honeycomb diaper background. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38953
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