Small porcelain water-pot in form of a fisherman in a boat, with openings at front and back. Underglaze blue with lines defining fisherman's features and a painted wicker roof. Waves along bottom of boat, ruyi patterns around the sides and large medallion at the front.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 72 millimetres
- Width: 131 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Water-pot in the form of a fisherman and his boat
Potters modelled this unusual water-pot on a little fishing boat with a man seated on the top. These boats are called 三板 sanban or sampan ( literally ‘three planks’) as the hull is made up of three boards of wood. They generally include a small sheltered area on deck. Chinese scholars chose objects for their desks which conjured up nature, the landscape and country life. This water-pot was used for adding water to calligraphy.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620
Small porcelain waterpot in form of a fisherman in a boat, with openings at front and back. Underglaze blue with lines defining fisherman's features and a painted wicker roof. Waves along bottom of boat, ruyi patterns around the sides and large medallion at the front.
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