Square porcelain bowl with steep sides and flared mouth rim. There is a Chinese character in a square panel in underglaze blue on a yellow enamel ground on the interior, a scroll pattern around the interior rim, and a dragon among floral scrolls on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.on base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 73 millimetres
- Width: 151 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentJiajing reign mark
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
This square porcelain bowl has steep sides and flared mouth rim. Inside in the centre is a 壽 (shou ‘longevity’) character in a square panel. Outside are underglaze blue dragons among floral scrolls. There is a Jiajing reign mark in underglaze blue on the base. The iron-pigmented yellow colour has been added in a second lower-temperature firing surrounding the underglaze blue.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration and yellow glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
Square porcelain bowl with steep sides and flared mouth rim. Underglaze blue on a yellow enamel ground. Chinese character in a square panel on interior, with a scroll pattern around the rim. Dragon among floral scrolls on exterior. Mark on base in underglaze blue on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39057
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