Jug with Floral Scroll, Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware), China

Jug with Floral Scroll

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Xuande mark and period (1426–35)
Date:
15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund, Denise and Andrew Saul Gift, and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.163
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
The shape of this tankard is derived from Islamic metalwork: it seems likely that the piece was produced for export.
Marking: Six-character mark, Da Ming Xuande nian zhi (made during the reign of the Xuande emperor of the Great Ming dynasty)
[ Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd. , London, until 2004; sold to MMA]