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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.724

  • Description

    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.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 73 millimetres
    • Width: 151 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        Interior
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Shou
      • Inscription Translation

        Longevity
      • 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

        Jiajing reign mark
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 724

    Square bowl


    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.26, no.724 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 pp 26-27, no.724 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case21/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.724

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.

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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