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Jar

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze red enamel

  • Museum number:

    C.350-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 1

Physical description

Jar of porcelain. Globular body with short foot and wide neck. On a red ground in underglaze blue is a procession of immortals bring offerings to an enthroned deity. Above, a band of panels containing lotus scrolls; below a band of plantain leaves; round the neck, key pattern.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

ca. 1500 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze red enamel

Dimensions

Height: 32.4 cm, Diameter: 33.7 cm

Descriptive line

Jar, porcelain painted in underglaze blue with an enthroned deity on a red-enamelled ground, China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, ca. 1500.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ayers, John. Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1980, Monochrome Plate No. 151.

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white and red

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers; Deities; Key pattern; Plantain leaves

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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