Origin: Jingdezhen Kilns, China
Dating: 17th century (Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period)
Dimensions (cm): 47,6 x Ø 40
Inv. no.: PD0331
One of two pots shaped like a baluster, lathed and produced in white porcelain covered in a slightly blue glaze with a short spout.
The decoration is completely painted in a cobalt blue pigment, under the glaze and contained in concentric circles. All around the body, there are sinuous branches filled with flowers and lotus leaves, contained in a border with ‘T’ motifs and ‘ruyi’ heads on the shoulder; around the base, there are pointy blue leaves that are repeated throughout the spout.
There is a pot with similar characteristics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, in Istanbul, dated by Regina Krahl around the late 17th century or early 18th century.
Maria Antónia Pinto Matos