jar / cover
Small covered porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers. Classic scrolls and overlapping petals on lid, with a bud-shaped knop. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 125 millimetres
- Diameter: 84 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Xuande mark in a double ring in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Xuande 1426-1435Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white covered jar
This blue-and-white jar is decorated with a lotus scroll around the body. There is a six-character Xuande reign mark in underglaze blue in a double ring on the base. 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 mark and period, AD1426–35
Small covered porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers. Classic scrolls and overlapping petals on lid, with a bud-shaped knop. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39540
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