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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 80 millimetres
- Diameter: 165 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
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
PDF card: Acquired in 1934, through Yamanaka in Osaka, Japan.
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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Object reference number: RRC39061
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