Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Jarlet with Inscription
This small porcelain jar was made during the late 15th to the early 16th century. It is "heavily-potted" and coated in a thick crackled glaze, the crackles penetrating the body in places. It is decorated with an underglaze blue decoration featuring stylised lotus blossoms.
Unusually there are Chinese characters to the base in underglaze cobalt blue, although only the edge of the bottom character is actually under the glaze. The translation reads something like "celebrate grains" or rice" and we wonder if this refers to the rice harvest.
Height 5 cm. There are two small chips to the mouth but no repair or restoration.
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