Chinese collection

Item LL 6227
side view of object of item LL 6227
detail of lid of item LL 6227
view of base of object of item LL 6227

Accession no: LL 6227
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Jar and cover with a scene from ‘The Romance of the Western Chamber’
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 20.8 cm, DB. 18 cm

Description: Jar with ovoid body, short straight neck, and cap cover. Painted with a court scene, the Emperor and Empress receiving petitioners in a garden pavilion. Border of triangular fret.

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

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 194.