An exceptional beautifully handcrafted fine art reproduction of a vase from Ming Hongwu Dynasty (1368~1398) by Jingdezhen kiln.
The name of the vase comes from the paintings on the abdomen of the vase. It is painted with three friends of winter: pine, bamboo, and plum. It also adds a banana tree to create a beautiful and symmetrical visual effect. The plum bottle is white glazed, the white is slightly green, and the enamel is fine and moist. The bottle mouth is narrow, the neck is short and shoulder wide, and the bottle body is gradually collected, and the shape is beautiful and well-proportioned.
The original piece in 1993 was identified as a national treasure by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage. It is one of 18 pieces of the national treasures of the town in Nanjing Museum, China. The Nanjing Museum has more than 430,000 pieces of collections. This plum bottle was on public display for a year from October 2018 – October 2019.
The glazed red porcelain was royal imperial porcelain during the Hongwu period of the Ming Dynasty 明朝洪武. These porcelain are very complicated to create. The white porcelain is painted with copper-containing pigments, then coated with a layer of transparent glaze, and finally fired in a kiln at around 1300 degrees Celsius. Because the color is dignified, pure, and vivid, the requirements of the glaze formula, process conditions are very demanding. The allowable error on temperature cannot exceed 10 degrees. Any piece which fired imperfectly must be smashed and buried, so there are few intact parts left. Due to the huge cost involved the glazed red porcelain could only be made for the empire palace, the folk was forbidden to make them at the time.
Country of Origin
Jing De Zhen, Jiangxi Province China
Dimensions for Each Sculpture
Width 22cm x Depth 22cm x Height 34cm
Clean with a soft cloth or a feather duster
You are always welcome to collect the item at our shop with free of charge
The item comes with an original box and will be dispatched within 3 working days after the payment has been received if the delivery required
Delivery Cost within mainland UK for this item – £11 incl. insurance
International delivery and any enquiries please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org