Jiangxi Province 江西省, Yuan 元代 (1279-1368) and Ming dynasties 明代 (1368-1644)
Jingdezhen became the centre of porcelain production, turning out brightly coloured ware reflecting the court’s taste for luxury.
Covered white jar with incised dragon design 白瓷蓋罐
Ming dynasty, mark and reign of Longqing 隆庆 (1567-1572)CB-CC-1932-183
White bottle with fruiting spray of pomegranate 暗花紋瓶
Ming dynasty, early 15th c.
CB-CC-1939-137Containing as it does a large number of seeds, this fruit is a very popular fertility symbol in China.
Stem cup with copper red glaze 白瓷紅彩高足杯
Yuan dynasty, first half of 14th c.CB-CC-1939-138
White bowl 暗花紋碗
Ming dynasty, reign of Hongwu 洪武 (1368-1398)
CB-CC-1951-142Auspicious cloud design. This finely incised motif is known as “secret decoration” anhua 暗花.