Porcelain globular bottle with narrow neck swelling to form a bulb below the mouth rim. The bottle has yellow glaze. There is a horizontal rib in relief halfway up the neck. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 107 millimetres
- Diameter: 68 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentJiajing mark but Kangxi period
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Bottle with yellow glaze
This bottle has a garlic-shaped mouth and is covered with a monochrome yellow glaze. Potters fired the jar twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to1320 °C to fix the underglaze blue mark and transparent glaze and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Jiajing period (AD 1522–66).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722
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Object reference number: RRC38886
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