Miniature porcelain jar of globular form. Decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow, green and black enamels. Design of blue fish swimming over green and white waves on yellow ground. Stylised lotus panels around rim in red, green and black. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 28 millimetres
- Diameter: 43 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark in a double circle in blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Miniature jar with blue fish on a yellow ground
Potters fired this tiny jar twice. Once to fix the underglaze blue fish and again for the polychrome waves, yellow ground and detailing around the neck. They also added an apocryphal Jiajing reign mark to the base. Chinese people regard fish as a rebus (visual pun) for abundance as the words for both fish 魚 and abundance 餘, are pronounced yu.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamel decoration in wucai style
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900
Miniature porcelain jar of globular form. Decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow, green and black enamels. Design of blue fish swimming over green and white waves on yellow ground. Stylised lotus panels around rim in red, green and black. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39699
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