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Jar with Cover

Asian Art

MEDIUM Porcelain with underglaze
  • Place Made: Jiangxi, China
  • DATES second half of 16th century
    DYNASTY late Ming Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS H (without cover): 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm) H (with knobbed cover): 6 in. (15.2 cm) Max. Diam.: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 68.206.5a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Jar with Cover, second half of 16th century. Porcelain with underglaze, H (without cover): 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim, 68.206.5a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 68.206.5a-b_view1_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Straight mouth; rounded shoulders; protruding belly that contracts downward; circular foot. Includes "seed mouth" cover with pearl-shaped knob. Painting in cobalt blue underglaze: 1. "ruyi" pattern on shoulder. 2. Interlocking chrysanthemum flowers on belly. 3. Lotus petal pattern on neck. "Ruyi" pattern on the surface of lid. Base has "fu" (wealth) written in cobalt-blue underglaze. Interior of over and lower section of circular foot are unglazed. Clear glaze cover the body. Daily used ware. Condition: Intact From accession card: Porcellaneous stoneware with underglaze painted in cobalt blue under a clear glaze. Porcelain jar with peony design. Condition: excellent, with some pitting in the glaze. a=jar, b=lid.
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    Jar with Cover