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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.729

  • Description

    Pair of porcelain bowls with rounded sides and everted rim. There is a medallion with fungus scroll incised, with green enamel on a yellow on-biscuit enamel ground on the interior, and men among a pine tree landscape incised and painted on exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 80 millimetres
    • Diameter: 165 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明嘉靖年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Jiajing mark in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF 729

    Pair of bowls with figures in a landscape


    These bowls are very rare as they feature incised figures in a landscape with pine trees but are painted in green enamel on a yellow ground. Potters working at Jingdezhen a century earlier, in the Yongle (AD 1403–24) reign invented this green and yellow colour scheme. The base has a six-character underglaze cobalt-blue Jiajing reign mark.


    Porcelain with incised decoration, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and on-the-biscuit green and yellow enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 62 and p. 313 (Mark p. 277) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p. 25, no.57 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 pp 27-28, no.729 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case25/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired in 1934, through Yamanaka in Osaka, Japan.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.729

Pair of porcelain bowl with rounded sides and everted rim. Incised designs in green enamel on a yellow on-biscuit enamel ground. Medallion with fungus scroll on interior, exterior with men among a pine tree landscape on exterior. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

Pair of porcelain bowl with rounded sides and everted rim. Incised designs in green enamel on a yellow on-biscuit enamel ground. Medallion with fungus scroll on interior, exterior with men among a pine tree landscape on exterior. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

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