Chinese collection

Item LL 6461

Accession no: LL 6461
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 25.2 cm, DB.20.9 cm

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

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 47.