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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1522-1566 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given from the Bloxam Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case F, shelf 2

Physical description

Vase of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. Square form lower section with ogee curved corners and a flat shoulder, the upper section is of globular form with a wide short neck. The upper section is decorated with a garden scene showing a seated lady and her attendants, in the lower section little boys are depicted playing in a garden.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1522-1566 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

'da ming Jiajing nian zhi' within a double square, in underglaze blue
Made in the Jiajing reign of the great Ming dynasty


Height: 26.7 cm registers, Diameter: 15.9 cm registers

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue; China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Chair; Boys; Lady; Garden


Ceramics; Porcelain; Vases


East Asia Collection

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