Keywords: cobalt pigment
Polychrome. Clay: fine white porcelain. Glaze: transparent, high fired. Decoration: dragons amid clouds incised in the paste and covered with brilliant green enamel. Six-character Hung-chih mark on base. One of a pair with F1952.19.
Blue-and-white. Clay: fine white porcelain. Glaze: transparent, high fired. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt blue; fruit and floral sprays inside and out; six-character Hsuan-te mark on base. One of a pair with F1952.16.
Blue-and-white. Jar: carved wood stand. Clay: white porcelain, heavily potted. Glaze: colorless, transparent. Decoration: in under-glaze cobalt oxide (blue). Six-character mark on the neck (daming jiajing nianzhi )and two shou 壽 characters included in the design of dragons, crested waves, fungus of longevity, and clouds.
Buff clay, darkened on surface by use. Decoration of pine seedling incised and painted in blue-gray underglaze cobalt. Line of cobalt painted over incised line on curved sections of rim. Clear glaze, yellow in tone, closely crackled and stained; areas of violet blue opalescence where thick. Foot unglazed. Wear in bottom.