A replica of a blue and white porcelain jug from ancient China with a design of interlaced lotus flowers. The jug measures 14cm tall.
This is a replica of a porcelain flower sprinkler from the Xuande reign, Ming dynasty (1426-35). Made in Jingdezhen porcelain kilns - an area renowned for its ceramics craft - flower sprinklers were utensils used for holding liquid exported to the Middle Eastern areas. It is decorated with a design of interlaced lotus flowers (symbol of fortune) in a blue underglaze, originally made using imported cobalt pigment.
This copy, made by Shanghai Museum Art Company, replicates the original using special craftsmanship techniques.