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Circular ewer with chrysanthemum design in underglaze red

14th century

Origin

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi

Medium

Stoneware

Collection

Archaeological Materials

Description

This circular ewer shows the chrysanthemum, a plant treasured by the Chinese for its color variety and medicinal and relaxing qualities. Yuan period period (1271-1368) underglazed red wares are particularly rare because the copper oxide used in executing the painted designs was unstable.

Acknowledgement

Roberto T. Villanueva Foundation Collection | On long-term loan to Ayala Museum

Location

Museum Storage

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