Porcelain flask of baoyue form with round flattened body. Two strap handles at the sides. Underglaze blue with large scale scrolling flowers and narrow band of classic scrolls around the edge.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 293 millimetres
- Width: 203 millimetres
- Depth: 132 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming early 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
‘Pilgrim’ flask with flowers
This flask is decorated beneath the glaze with cobalt-blue flowers. As well as producing objects following the shapes of Middle Eastern dining utensils for the overseas market, Jingdezhen craftsmen made objects inspired by Middle Eastern forms to fulfil court demand for foreign ‘exotica’.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24
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Object reference number: RRC40003
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