Object types : Meiping
Materials : Porcelain
Techniques : Glazed
Production place : Made in Jingdezhen (Asia, China, Jiangxi (province), Jingdezhen)
Date : 1426 ~1435
Period/Culture : Xuande (mark and period) (1426 ~1435), Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Large porcelain meiping vase with underglaze cobalt blue decoration.
It Has a narrow base, a wide body, a short narrow neck with a flaring mouth, thickened rim and small opening. inside which the unglazed base is recessed. The collar of vase encircled by a band of blossom lotus ornament in double line frames. Fullfilled with the waves and splashing water, Painted by hand painting in dark cobalt blue. In the center of jar shows a sinuous, five-clawed white dragon carved around the body. Below is a border of wide lappets with ‘ruyi-style’ heads and above the identical border is inverted. A horizontal six-character Xuande reign mark is written from right to left above the dragon’s claw.
Inscription Type : reign mark
Inscription Position : body (above the dragon’s claw)
Inscription Language : Chinese
Inscription Content : 大明宣德年製
Inscription Transliteration : Da Ming Xuande nian zhi
Inscription Translation : Made during the Xuande reign of the Great Ming dynasty
Inscription Comment : Horizontal six-character Xuande reign mark written from right to left.
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