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Porcelain double gourd vase with rectangular lower section, narrow waist, pear shaped upper section, and recessed base. There are scrolls in overglaze red and green enamel on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base, which has white glaze.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 215 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Gourd-shaped vase with red lotus scroll and a green ground
As with many Chinese emperors before him, the Jiajing emperor (reigned AD 1522–66) was obsessed with his own immortality. Although potters created some new shapes, they also repeated decorative motifs or forms invented in the early fifteenth century such as this gourd-shaped vase. The base carries a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Jiajing emperor.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, red and green overglaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD1522–1566
PDF card: Acquired before 1934.
Porcelain double gourd vase with rectangular lower section, narrow waist, and pear shaped upper section. Scrolls in overglaze red and green enamels. Mark in underglaze blue on white glazed recessed base.
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Object reference number: RRC39106
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