Pair of Ming Blue and White Porcelain Jars and Covers, Hongzhi 1488 – 1505 or Zhengde 1506 – 1521.
A Pair of Ming Blue and White Porcelain jars and covers Hongzhi 1488-1505 or Zhengde 1506-1521. This pair of small Ming porcelain jars and covers are decorated with lotus scrolls between borders of ‘Ruyi-Heads’. These Ming porcelain jars are slightly different sizes and one is slightly blurred.
One jar has a double section broken out and re-stuck c.20 x 9 mm. Some minor crazing typical kiln faults.
Height : 15 cm, the other jar and cover is very slightly smaller (6 inches).
Ming Blue and White `Provincial` Porcelain :
Pieces like the present Ming Porcelain example have traditionally been referred to as `Provincial Blue and White Porcelain` because the potting and painted appear as being some what rustic. Sometimes `provincial` pieces have a great strength and freedom that can be lacking in more refined objects. Recent research in China has shown that there was little Blue and White Porcelain produced outside the main kiln complex of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi Province. The exception might be Dehua in Fujian province but the Blue and White Porcelain production from those kilns is distinct from the kilns at Jingdezhen.