Chinese collection

Item LL 6642

Accession no: LL 6642
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Vase
Materials: Porcelain with enamel on biscuit decoration in fahua style
Place made: China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, Zhengde (1506-1521 AD)
Measurements: H. 32 cm

Description: Vase, of baluster form with tall neck and expanding mouth; slightly spreading base; two handles issuing from dragon heads. Porcelain with designs incised and washed in with coloured scroll, with formal leaf designs below and ju-i (ruyi “as-you-wish”) heads on the shoulder. On the neck are stiff plantain leaves. A wash of yellow inside the mouth. Base unglazed and browned.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 11.