Gourd-shaped flask. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24. Percival David Foundation. Bristh Museum. AN382294001. Copyright SOAS All rights reserved
Porcelain double gourd flask with flattened lower bulb and two strap handles. There is a stylised flower with a yin and yang symbol surrounded by a chevron band in underglaze cobalt blue in the centre of lower bulb on each side, and a lotus spray on the base of each handle, with chevron bands and parallel lines on neck and upper bulb. Height: 260 millimetres.