Globular porcelain jar. Underglaze blue with scrolling lotus and chrysanthemum flowers. Bands of leaf sprays around shoulder. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 123 millimetres
- Diameter: 146 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white jar with flowers
The Xuande emperor ruled China for just ten years in an era of relative social stability and economic prosperity, which led to great creativity in the arts and experimentation at Jingdezhen with different shapes and decorative styles. Literally millions of porcelain table wares and ritual vessels were made. The kilns’ output was staggering in terms of quantity but also with regard to quality of glaze and variety of forms. The jar has a six-character Xuande reign mark on the base in a double ring.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD1426–35
On display: G95/dc18/sh2
PDF card: Purchased by W. Winkworth in Queen Road Bayswater, 1915. Sold to Warmington who later sold it to Bluett. Acquired from Bluett.
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Object reference number: RRC39924
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