Jar with two vertical ring handles

  • Porcelain with pale blue glaze
  • 5.4 x 5.6 cm
  • Jingdezhen ware
  • 14th century, Yuan dynasty
  • Origin: Jingdezhen kilns, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Provenance: Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.40

Description

Jarlet of globular form with two loop handles attached on slightly flared neck, rounded lip and flat base.
Clay: creamy white porcelain.
Glaze: white in bluish tinge, the so-called 'qingbai' glaze, medium gloss, translucent; falls short of foot, base unglazed.
Decoration: none.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 17 July 2002) Modern?

2. (Candy Chan, Research Assistant, April 14, 2003) A jarlet of this type was displayed at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 1979. (The Oriental Ceramic Society ed. 1979, 80–81, pl.50).

Some comparable jarlets of this type are decorated, using copper-red, iron-brown or cobalt-blue pigment under qingbai glaze. These jarlets are produced dominantly for the Southeast Asian market.
1. Joseph 1971, 13, pls. 7–9.
2. Joseph 1973, 126–127.
3. Wang, Scott, and Chen 2001, 59, pl. 49.

The Oriental Ceramic Society, ed. 1979. South-East Asian and Chinese Trade Pottery. Hong Kong: The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong.   

Joseph, Adrian M. 1971. Ming Porcelains: Their origins and development. London: Bibelot Publishers Ltd.

Joseph, Adrian M.. 1973. Chinese and Annamese Ceramics found in the Philippines and Indonesia. London: Hugh Moss Publishing.

Wang Qingzheng, R. E. Scott, and J. Chen. 2001. Serene Pleasure: The Jinglexuan Collection of Chinese Ceramics. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum.


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