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Faceted porcelain vase with tall cylindrical neck, high spreading foot, and two handles with animal-shaped masks. There are scrolls of morning glories in underglaze blue on the surface. There is a mark on the interior of the foot.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 139 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription PositionInside the foot
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Xuande reign
Inscription CommentSix-character archaistic Xuande mark inside the foot
Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Vase with morning glory flowers
This vase is decorated with a morning glory flower scroll in underglaze blue. The form of this vase is based on metalwork probably bronze. Inside the foot is a poorly written Xuande mark in underglaze blue. This design was copied in highly stylised versions in several Qing dynasty reigns from the Kangxi period (AD 1662–1722) onwards.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD1662–1722
Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 5th June 1934. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 15, p.20, Lot 107. £60. Bluett & Sons Exhibition: "Old Chinese Pottery and Porcelain Recently Collected in China by Mr Peter Boode of The Hague".
Faceted porcelain vase with tall cylindrical neck, high spreading foot, and two handles with animal-shaped masks. Scrolls of morning glories in underglaze blue on surface. Mark inside foot.
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Object reference number: RRC38951
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