Feb 21, 2020
Feb 21, 2020
Feb 21, 2020
Feb 21, 2020
Feb 21, 2020

White glazed jar with hidden design

White glazed jar with hidden design

1500s–1600s

Porcelain with sweet-white (tianbai) glaze

Overall: 13.9 x 16.4 cm (5 1/2 x 6 7/16 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.185

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Tianbai, or sweet-white glaze, was developed to accommodate the Yongle emperor’s (reigned 1403–24) preference for white ceramics.

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