Jar

1723-1735 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Jar of porcelain, bulbous form with short cylindrical neck. Painted in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels in the doucai technique, with five dragons coiled among flames and clouds forming a row of circular medallions round the middle, separated by conventional lotus-flowers and foliage, between a band of ruyi sceptre-heads and a panelled border. On the shoulder are the eight Buddhist emblems.
With wooden cover carved in openwork. The cover has a flat top carved with a lotus spray.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels
Brief Description
Jar, porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels in doucai style, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)
Physical Description
Jar of porcelain, bulbous form with short cylindrical neck. Painted in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels in the doucai technique, with five dragons coiled among flames and clouds forming a row of circular medallions round the middle, separated by conventional lotus-flowers and foliage, between a band of ruyi sceptre-heads and a panelled border. On the shoulder are the eight Buddhist emblems.

With wooden cover carved in openwork. The cover has a flat top carved with a lotus spray.
Dimensions
  • Height: 20cm
  • Diameter: 17.1cm
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
'da qing Yongzheng nian zhi' in underglaze blue on base
Credit line
Given by Mrs. Julia C. Gulland
Production
from label
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
675-1907

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record createdFebruary 6, 2009
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