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Jar

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1628-1644 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr E. V. Lee

  • Museum number:

    FE.14-1971

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 5

Physical description

Jar of squat ovoid shape with short, narrow cylindrical neck and recessed base. Painted in a rich blue round the sides are a growing pine and a prunus tree and bamboos swathed in mist, with petal border on the shoulder and stiff leaves round the neck.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1628-1644 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

'Chongzhen' written one above the other in blackish blue on the base

Dimensions

Height: 15.9 cm

Object history note

Bought by the donor at Sotheby's on May 18, 1971, Lot 221 for £320 and reproduced in the catalogue.

Descriptive line

Jar, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue; China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, Chongzhen mark and period (1628-1644)

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Bamboo; Trees, Pine; Prunus tree; Leaves

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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