Porcelain jar of guan form. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with wide band of scenes of numerous children at play on a garden terrace. Diaper band around shoulder with four roundels featuring lingzhi fungus and grasses. Hare mark on base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 203 millimetres
- Diameter: 175 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Jar decorated in pencilled style
Potters have decorated this jar with the theme of ‘One hundred children’ playing. Chinese people regard genre scenes of boys playing as auspicious, representing a wish for many sons. This style of painting on blue pigment in thin, sketchy, blue lines is often called the ‘pencilled style’ as opposed to a brush-style where the pigment is applied in thicker washes. The base carries the mark of a white hare.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644
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Object reference number: RRC40006
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