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Circular porcelain box. Underglaze blue with a wide band of mounted warriors in a rocky landscape on lower part and scene of ladies in a garden on upper part. Scholar with cassia branch on a carp turning into a dragon on the upper inside, and lady in garden with boys on lower. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 90 millimetres
- Diameter: 173 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character archaistic Chenghua mark in a double square in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing late 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Circular box with ladies in a garden
This circular box is painted on the top of the cover with ladies dancing, walking and relaxing in a garden. The lower part of the box’s tray is painted with galloping warriors. Inside the cover is a scholar holding a cassia branch and standing on a carp turning into a dragon in waves. Inside the tray a lady is depicted walking in a garden with several small boys playing. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Chenghua reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1700
Medley 1976 records: From the collection of Mrs S. W. Bushell. PDF card: Mrs S. W. Bushell
Circular porcelain box. Underglaze blue with a wide band of mounted warriors in a rocky landscape on lower part and scene of ladies in a garden on upper part. Scholar with cassia branch on a carp turning into a dragon on the upper inside, and lady in garden with boys on lower. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39527
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