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Author: Unknown
Origin: Jingdezhen Kilns, China
Dating: 17th century (Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period)
Material: Porcelain
Dimensions (cm): 46 x Ø 40
Inv. no.: PD0332

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

Objeto museológico (PDB)