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Small pear-shaped porcelain vase. There is a depiction of the Hundred Antiquities around the body in underglaze blue, and a narrow band of classic scrolls around the middle of the neck. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 112 millimetres
- Diameter: 62 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade during the Jiajing reign of the Great Ming dynasty
Inscription CommentSix-character apocryphal Jiajing mark in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase depicting the Hundred Antiquities
The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Jiajing reign which reads: 大明嘉靖年製 Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi, 'Made in the Jiajing reign of the Great Ming Dynasty.'
Sir Percival David was Director of the exhibition committee for the pioneering International Exhibition of Chinese Art held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, between November 1935 and March 1936. This vase was one of the many pieces Sir Percival David lent to this influential show (cat. no. 1751).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
Small pear-shaped porcelain vase. Underglaze blue with depiction of the Hundred Antiquities around the body. Narrow band of classic scrolls around the middle of the neck. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC40041
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