Chinese collection

Item LL 6463

Accession no: LL 6463
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Jar and cover
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 26.2 cm, DB. 21.8 cm

Description: Jar, known as 'ginger', 'prunus' or 'hawthorn' jar, with oval body, short neck, and cap cover. Design of branches of blossoming prunus alternately ascending and descending on a ground of brilliant blue netted over with a pattern suggesting cracked ice. Dentate border on the shoulder.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 49.