Porcelain bowl, with silver-bound mouth rim. Creamy white. There is a flower and pomegranate scroll with a double-line border moulded on interior, and carved lotus petals on exterior.
- Made in: China
- Height: 71 millimetres
- Diameter: 190 millimetres
Inscription TransliterationWu Mingzhi
Inscription Translation[Possibly the potter's name]
Inscription CommentThree characters 'Wu Mingzhi' (possibly the potter's name) incorporated in the design .
Published PDF date : YuanRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with silver–bound mouth rim
The bowl is carved around the outside with overlapping lotus petals. The base and foot of both are glazed. Craftsmen used sheet copper and occasionally gold or silver, cut to size and heated to fit the rims to hide this flaw. Historical accounts suggest that dressing the rim with metal actually enhanced the status of the clay vessel.
Stoneware with carved decoration, transparent glaze and silver rim mount
Jin or Yuan dynasty, about AD 1115–1300
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Object reference number: RRC38556
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