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Jar

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1723-1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sydney Vacher

  • Museum number:

    C.464-1927

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 10, shelf 5

Physical description

Jar of porcelain, oviform, with short neck, wide mouth with moulded rim, and low foot. Painted in underglaze cobalt blue, on the sides with stylised lotuses and foliage interspersed with Sanskrit characters: 'Shri namo bhagavata trami' ('Holy Salutation to the Blessed One'); at the top, are borders of crosses; emblems; stylised foliage on a serpentine stem; cloud scrolls; below, a border of false gadroons above a narrow band of simple linear scrollwork.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1723-1735 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

'Yongzhen nian zhi' in underglaze blue
Made in the Yongzheng period

Dimensions

Height: 15.6 cm, Diameter: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

Jar, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue, China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Crosses (motifs); Emblems (symbols); Lotus flowers; Scrollwork; Cloud scrolls

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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