Chinese collection

Item LL 6138
view of base of vase of item LL 6138

Accession no: LL 6138
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Jar and cover with two ladies in a fenced garden
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 25.4 cm, DB. 19.3 cm

Description: Jar, with ovoid body and ribbed middle section, a short straight neck, and a wide cylindrical cover. Decorated in underglaze blue with a scene from The Romance of the Western Chamber (Xi Xiang Ji). The beautiful maiden Cui Yingying and her maid Hongniang chat in a garden.

Mark of the Chenghua period (1465-1487 AD) in six characters in a double ring, but the beaker is of Kangxi date.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 121.