CHONGZHEN 1628-1644. Transitional Porcelain.

A Transitional Porcelain Blue and White Jar, Late Ming, Chongzhen Period 1628-1644. Decorated with a Scholar in a Garden Landscape Under a Parasol, a Further Figure can be Seen in a Building. The Base with a Hare Mark.


Good, cover lacking, numerous chips to the foot rim and a firing crack to the base.
Height : 17 cm (6 1/2 inches)
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For two similar Transitional Porcelain jars recovered from the Hatcher Cargo see : Catalogue of Late Yuan and Ming Ceramics in the British Museum.(Jessica Harrison-Hall.The British Museum Press, 2001. ISBN 0-7141-1488-X.) page 377. For another similar Ming porcelain jar with a hare mark from the Princessehof ,which is compared to jars recovered from the Witte Lieuw, see : Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners (The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, 1981) page 32, fig 12 and 12a



The present Transitional Blue and White Porcelain jar is from a well known group which share many Kraak Ware characteristics. The shoulder decoration, quality of porcelain as well as the finish relate closely to kraak ware of the period, however this does not necessarily mean they were made at the same Jingdezhen kilns as Kraak Ware.