Jar, Provenance: (Southeast) China, Swatow. Dating: The end of the 16th century / first half 17th century. Jar on a flat, unglazed, base decorated in underglaze blue. On the waist decorated with two medallions containing a fish leaping out the sea separated by a concentric waves pattern. The shoulder is decorated with a band of lotus leaves and on the lip rim a double circle.
On the base a label with the number 298, probably the objects number in the collecting of the previous owner. Dimensions: Height: 47 mm (1.85 inch), Diameter: 61 mm (2.40 inch), Diameter of footring: 38 mm (1.50 inch), Diameter of mouth: 20 mm (0.79 inch). Condition: Two tiny glaze frits with a tiny, glued back, glaze piece round the rim, a bit of glaze wearing to the body and overall fine crazing to the glaze. The jar is filled with lumps of solid earth that are to big to get out of the jar. Reference; B. Harrisson, Swatow in het Princessehof, Leeuwarden 1979, pp. 82-83, figure 161