Chinese collection

Item LL 6459

Accession no: LL 6459
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. 25.3 cm, DB. 20.4 cm

Description: Jar, known as 'ginger', 'prunus' or 'hawthorn' jar, with oval body, short neck, and cap cover. Design of branches of blossoming prunus alternately ascending and descending on a ground of brilliant blue netted over with a pattern suggesting cracked ice. Dentate border on the shoulder.

Provenance
Formerly in the Lord Middleton collection.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 46.