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Porcelain vase with lobed body. Underglaze blue with single lingzhi spray in each lobe between wide bands of lappets. Overlapping lotus petals on the mouth.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 190 millimetres
- Diameter: 130 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming early 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white vase with fungus
This blue-and-white vase has a lobed body and is decorated with an auspicious 靈芝 (lingzhi ‘longevity fungi’) lotus scroll around the body. An extraordinary number of Jiangxi men were employed within the central government during the early to mid-fifteenth century, which may have contributed to maintaining Jingdezhen, located in north-eastern Jiangxi, as the main source of court ceramics
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande period, AD1426–35
Margaret Medley 1975, records: From the Wu Laixi ( Wu Lai-hsi) Collection, Peking. PDF card: Acquired via Sparks £11. Wu Lai-hsi Collection.
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Object reference number: RRC39902
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