The characteristics of blue and white porcelain jars in the late Ming Dynasty, how to identify them

Porcelain vats were rare before the Ming Dynasty. It was not until the late Ming Dynasty that there was the craft of firing large porcelain vats, especially during the Wanli Jiajing period. The following collection introduces the characteristics of the blue and white porcelain jars in the late Ming Dynasty.

Characteristics of Blue and White Porcelain Crocks in the Late Ming Dynasty

1. The shape of the blue-and-white porcelain cylinder in the late Ming Dynasty is straight, the flat edge is slightly retracted, and the belly of the blue-and-white porcelain cylinder is slightly retracted.
2. In the late Ming Dynasty, the blue-and-white porcelain vat had thick glaze and bright blue-and-white hair color, which can be divided into Huiqing material and domestic blue-and-white material.
3. The carcass of the blue and white porcelain vat in the late Ming Dynasty was thick and heavy, mainly to prevent the large vat from breaking and deforming. Because the blue and white porcelain vats of the Ming Dynasty were relatively large.

4. In the late Ming Dynasty, the blue-and-white porcelain cylinder was relatively rough, and the inside of the vessel was covered with white glaze.

5. The bottom of the blue and white porcelain jar in the late Ming Dynasty is flat, concave, unglazed, mostly sand tires, and the bottom of the vessel is flint red.

Characteristics of Blue and White Porcelain Cylinder Decoration in the Late Ming Dynasty

The blue-and-white porcelain vats of the late Ming Dynasty are mainly decorated with dragon patterns, lotus pond patterns, and lions rolling hydrangea balls. The following introduces the patterns on these types of porcelain vats.

1. Blue and white dragon pattern

In the late Ming Dynasty, blue and white porcelain vats had the most dragon patterns, which caused more dragon patterns to be painted on blue and white porcelain vats, so they were called “big dragon vats”. Most of the dragon patterns were decorated with walking dragons and flying dragons.

2. Lion rolling hydrangea pattern

Lion hydrangea decoration is a common auspicious decoration on porcelain. The lion is an auspicious animal in the eyes of the ancients, and hydrangea is regarded as an auspicious and festive thing. It is hoped that the lion will drive away bad luck and the hydrangea will bring good luck.
Wanli blue and white lion rolling cylinder with hydrangea pattern rolls the mouth of the cylinder, the arc belly is closed, the outer wall is painted with lion hydrangea pattern, silk ribbons are flying, the lion’s eyes are like torches, the mane of the head and tail limbs is eye-catching and elegant, dancing with the wind, majestic.

3. Decoration of lotus pond and tangled lotus

Ming Wanli blue and white mandarin duck and lotus pond vat height: 17 cm, caliber: 29 cm straight mouth, painted blue and white decorations all over. The inner edge of the flat edge is decorated with curly grass patterns, the mouth edge is painted with a circle of waves, and the belly is decorated with a picture of a mandarin duck lotus pond: in the pond, lotus leaves are stretched, lotus flowers are in full bloom, and several pairs of mandarin ducks are playing in the water, standing on rocks, or flying together.

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