Porcelain model of a tall garden rock with three shaped holes in various sections. Underglaze blue with numerous painted plants, trees, lingzhi fungus and rocky details.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 184 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white ornamental rock
Porcelain production and the numbers of workers employed within the industry increased dramatically at Jingdezhen in the second half of the sixteenth century. To keep up with the vast demands, non-imperial kilns fired wares for the court on commission as well as for local customers and international trade. Potters made mostly blue-and-white porcelains. Workers mined new sources of inferior-quality clay. This clay had a less good fit with the glaze and is characterised by tiny frits (chips) where the glaze is thin.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620
Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. PDF card: C. Russell collection
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Object reference number: RRC39920
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