Pair of jars

The six elongated panels on these hexagonal jars are filled with underglaze blue designs of chrysanthemums and peonies. Chrysanthemum is associated with autumn and is a symbol of longevity. The peony, regarded by the Chinese as the 'King of Flowers', is associated with spring, and symbolises rank and wealth.imperial kilns.Transitional-period porcelain wares were produced in the wake of the collapse of the imperial kilns when domestic interest in literary subjects were growing and private kilns were customising their wares for new markets.

Date/Period
Kangxi period (1662-1722), Qing dynasty
Region
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Dimension
Object size: 15.6 x 9.8 cm
Accession No.
2002-00103
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
From the Xiang Xue Zhuang Collection in memory of Dr Tan Tsze Chor
Category
Ceramics