Dating: 18th-19th century (Qing Dynasty)
Dimensions (cm): 48 x Ø 41
Inv. no.: PD0341
Baluster-shaped pot of heavy and dense porcelain. The “blown blue” technique was applied on the exterior – hence the dotted marks due to the powdering with cobalt blue pigment. There are slight traces of gold decoration on the glaze, depictinf a river landscape with riverside houses, pagodas and boats, surrounded by mountains framed by leafy trees.
The “blown blue” technique consists in blowing powdered cobalt blue pigment through a bamboo cane – wrapped at the end in gauze – over the raw surface of an object. This produces cloudy blue shades, built by overlapping adhered particles, which may present a variable spectrum of blue shades – from the deepest sapphire to the faint greyish blue.