Jar with Ducks in Lotus Pond, Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware), China

Jar with Ducks in Lotus Pond

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
early 16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 16 in. (40.6 cm); Diam. 13 in. (33 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.56.8a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Ducks and lotuses together convey the message of harmony and union in a marriage, and it is possible that this jar was intended as a wedding gift or contained such a gift.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Four Seasons," January 28, 2006–August 13, 2006.