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Miniature porcelain jar of globular form. Decorated in wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels in red, yellow and green. Design of a dragon and phoenix chasing a pearl among clouds and flames. Mark on rim.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 50 millimetres
Inscription Positionaround neck
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty Wanli reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Wanli mark written horizontally round the rim in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:
Jar painted with dragons
This globular jar is painted with underglaze blue dragons and overglaze enamels in Ming wucai style. Around the neck is an apocryphal six-character Wanli mark, written horizontally in underglaze blue.
Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow and green enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900
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Object reference number: RRC39700
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