Large porcelain vase of ancient bronze form with two handles with rings at the neck. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers above band of lotus petals. Stylised leaves and heart-shaped panels on shoulder, ruyi motifs on the foot, and square panel with inscription between the handles.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 455 millimetres
- Diameter: 190 millimetres
- Diameter: 160 millimetres (base)
Inscription CommentFour-character Zhengde mark written horizontally in a square panel in underglaze blue on the neck
Published PDF date : Ming ZhengdeRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white vase with lotus scrolls
Potters based the form of this large blue-and-white vase on a bronze altar vase. The handles on either side have porcelain rings attached. The body is decorated with a traditional lotus scroll design. It is marked with a six-character Zhengde reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, AD 1506–21
On display: G95/dc19/sh1
Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 27th April 1933. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 14, p.206, Lot 169. £88. Purchased at Sotheby's, 25th-26th April 1933 from the Stephen D. Winkworth Collection Sale.
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Object reference number: RRC39589
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