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Round porcelain jar. Underglaze blue with two figural scenes separated by trees. One with gentlemen playing chess, and another with a gentleman in a landscape with an attendant. Band of dotted chevrons just below rim. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 91 millimetres
- Diameter: 135 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationJiajing guimao nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the guimao year of Jiajing [AD 1543]
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Jar showing men playing weiqi
On one side this jar is painted with two men playing weiqi (go or surround chess). On the other a scholar is shown walking in a landscape accompanied by his servant carrying a zither wrapped in a cloth. The base bears the underglaze blue inscription 嘉靖癸卯年製 (Jiajing guimao nian zhi ‘ Made in the guimao year of Jiajing [AD 1543]’)
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, dated equivalent to AD 1543
Round porcelain jar. Underglaze blue with two figural scenes separated by trees. One with gentlemen playing chess, and another with a gentleman in a landscape with an attendant. Band of dotted chevrons just below rim. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39911
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