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(Southeast) China, Zhangzhou (Swatow)
Height 85 mm (3.35 inch), diameter 77 mm (3.03 inch), diameter of rim 20 mm (0.79 inch), diameter of footring 60 mm (2.36 inch), weight 201 grams (7.09 ounce (oz.))
Jarlet on footring, nearly vertical sides and an angled shoulder, a short upright neck with a slightly flaring rim. Crackled glaze. Decorated in underglaze blue with three panels filled with a spotted deer, rocks and plants. Around the shoulder a ruyi head pattern border.
For similarly decorated jarlets, please see:
- Ausstellung Chinesischer Kunst, exhibition catalogue Gesellschaft für Ostasiatische Kunst und der Preussischen Akademie der Künste, (Würfel Verlag, Berlin, 1929), p.261, cat. 686.
- Porcelain and the Dutch East India Company, as recorded in the Dagh-registers of Batavia castle, those of Hirado and Deshima and other contemporary papers 1602-1682, (T. Volker, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, E.J. Brill, Leiden 1954, reprint 1971), Pl. IV, cat. 5c.
- Zhangzhou (Swatow) Ceramics. Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries Found in Indonesia, (S. Adhyatman, The Ceramic Society of Indonesia, 1999), p.122, cat.150.
Condition: A tiny frit to the rim and at some places some glaze flaws where the glaze did not catch on to the body during the firing process.