Porcelain ovoid jar with short neck and rolled rim. The jar has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There are incised phoenixes among clouds with flower spray above and petal decoration below. There is an incised mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 154 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentIncised Jiajing mark and period
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Jar with phoenixes
This jar demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the jar twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has an incised reign mark of the Jiajing period.
Porcelain, incised, with transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
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Object reference number: RRC38894
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