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Porcelain miniature double gourd vase with a straight mouth rim. There are carp among waves and rocks in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze red and pale green enamel on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue at the mouth rim.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 65 millimetres
Inscription Positionon mouth rim
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a horizontal line in underglaze blue along the mouth rim
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Miniature gourd-shaped vase with doucai-style decoration
Qing鬥彩 (doucai ‘joined colours’) uses underglaze blue painting for outlines and overglaze enamels for infilled colour. These enamels are translucent like watercolours. This small bottle is decorated in doucai style with carp among waves and rocks in underglaze cobalt-blue and with overglaze red and pale green enamels. There is an apocryphal Chenghua reign mark in underglaze blue at the mouth rim.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD1700–1750
Miniature porcelain double gourd vase with a straight mouth rim. Underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze red and pale green enamels. Carp among waves and rocks. Mark at mouth tim in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC39108
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