Chinese collection

Item LL 6401
side view of vase of item LL 6401

Accession no: LL 6401
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Jar
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 93.2 cm, DB. 47.8 cm

Description: Tall jar with oblate oval body, short contracted neck, and wide mouth; and a pair of vases, of similar form with cap covers. Painted in greyish blue with four large panels, in two of which are fortress-like buildings and horsemen in the foreground, and in the others scenes in the palace garden with the Empress, ladies, and children; between them are upright bands of clematis, below is a tessellated band with medallions of foliage in white in a blue ground, and above is a band of stiff flowers. On the necks and covers and above the bases are leaf-shaped pendants with floral arabesques in white in a blue ground, and pointed leaves between them. Hatched borders.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 86