Ming dynasty (1368-1644), reign of Jiajing 嘉靖 (1522-1566)
Height 26 cm
Place of origin:
China, Jiangxi, imperial kilns of Jingdezhen
Mark of Jiajing 嘉靖 (1522-1566) : Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi 大明嘉靖年製
A potiche with two braided loop handles set on the tapering neck, and projecting lip; convex, glazed base. The exterior is covered with an uneven blue glaze of rather indigo tint; the inside is plain. On either side within a broad encircling band appear incised designs of an animal with body and feet resembling those of an ox, but having large, rounded ears. The six-character mark is written in underglaze blue.