Chinese collection

Item LL 6104

Accession no: LL 6104
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. 25.4 cm, DB. 20.1 cm

Description: Jar, with ovoid body and ribbed middle section, a short straight neck, and a wide cylindrical cover. Decorated in underglaze blue with four medallions, in each of which is an interior with a lady and her boys playing. Round the shoulder, foot and cover bands with flower and fruit sprays.

The LLAG has three more similar pieces; LL 6138, LL 6206 and LL 6207. Such covered jars, called 'doppotten' in Dutch, 'dop' meaning 'cover', are typical of wares supplied to the Dutch market.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 107. C. J. A. Jörg, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: the Ming and Qing Dynasties, London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 1997, p. 110.