Chinese collection

Item LL 6206

Accession no: LL 6206
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. 25.5 cm, DB. 19.1 cm

Description: This jar has an ovoid body, a short neck and a flat cap cover. It belongs to a Garniture set of five (with three jars, LL 6206, LL6207 & LL 6138; and two beakers, LL 6136 & LL 6137). On the sides of the jar is a broad, ribbed band with four medallions, in each of which is a pair of ladies in landscape. Above and below are bands with floral sprays. It is painted in underglaze blue with a scene from the play ‘The Romance of the Western Chamber’ (Xi Xiang Ji). The beautiful maiden Cui Yingying and her maid Hongniang chat in a garden.

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