A Chinese porcelain jardinière of deep ‘u’ form with slightly everted lipped rim, painted on the exterior in a continuous wide band in underglaze blue with prunus blossom on a crested wave blue ground, the interior white.

4 inches, 10.2 cm high, 5 ¼ inches, 13.3 cm wide.

Chongzhen, 1628 – 1644.



Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formely in a Japanese private collection.
  • Published by Marchant in their exhibition of Chongzhen-Shunzhi, Transitional Porcelain from a Private American Collection, 2007, no.11.
  • A rolwagon of this pattern, with the flower heads left white, from the bequest of  Mr & Mrs J. C. J. Drucker-Fraser is illustrated by Christiaan J.A. Jörg in Chinese Ceramics In The Collection Of The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam The Ming And Qing Dynasties, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1997, no. 68, p. 80; a jarlet and cover and a small bowl of similar design are illustrated in the Burghley House Exhibition catalogue; a small box and cover salvaged by Captain Michael Hatcher from the wreck of a Chinese junk in the South China sea was included by S. Marchant & Son in their exhibition of Transitional Wares for the Japanese and Domestic Markets, June 1989, no. 39, p. 29.