Porcelain fish bowl with rounded sides and thickened rim. There are two five-clawed dragons among lingzhi scrolls in underglaze blue with yellow overglaze enamel on the exterior, and ruyi heads around the rim.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 39 centimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionbeneath the rim
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Great Ming dynasty Wanli era
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Large vat with dragons
Potters fired this large vat twice painting some of the design in underglaze blue and then firing it again with overglaze yellow to complete the design. The Wanli emperor may have used such vats as aquaria and to grow water plants.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze yellow
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
Porcelain fish bowl with rounded sides and thickened rim. Underglaze blue with yellow overglaze enamel. Two five-clawed dragons among lingzhi scrolls on exterior, with ruyi heads around the rim. Mark on base in underglaze blue.
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