"Yu Hu Chun" vase with design of pine, bamboo and plum in underglaze red

 

Ming Dynasty
Height: 33cm
Mouth diameter: 8.8cm
Foot diameter: 11.3cm

Flared mouth, slim neck, round belly, flat bottom, and ring foot. The whole vase is adorned with patterns in underglaze red: the inner rim is decorated with a ring of curly branches, the neck banana leaves, the part between the neck and the belly a ring of distorted sea waves and curly branches respectively, the belly the theme pattern of pine, bamboo and plum supplemented by rocks, banana leaves and lingzhi, the part close to foot a ring of lotus petal, and the ring foot also curly branches.