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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.723

  • Description

    Square porcelain bowl with steep sides and flared mouth rim. There is a phoenix, crane, clouds and a Chinese character in on-biscuit green enamel on a yellow enamel ground in a square panel on the interior, lingzhi scrolls around the interior rim, and cranes and phoenix on alternate walls among lingzhi scrolls on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 93 millimetres
    • Width: 195 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 723

    Square bowl with yellow and green decoration


    This square porcelain bowl has steep sides and flared mouth rim. There is a phoenix, crane, clouds and a Chinese character in on-biscuit green enamel on a yellow enamel ground in a square panel on the interior, lingzhi (longevity fungus) scrolls around the interior rim, and cranes and phoenix on alternate walls among lingzhi (longevity fungus) scrolls on the exterior. 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 1978 p.26, no.59, pl.VI bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.26, no.723 bibliographic details
    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.27, no.40 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case25/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.723

Square porcelain bowl with steep sides and flared mouth rim. On-biscuit green enamel on a yellow enamel ground. Phoenix, crane, clouds and a Chinese character in a square panel on interior, lingzhi scrolls on the border. Crane and phoenix on alternate walls among lingzhi scrolls on the exterior. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

Square porcelain bowl with steep sides and flared mouth rim. On-biscuit green enamel on a yellow enamel ground. Phoenix, crane, clouds and a Chinese character in a square panel on interior, lingzhi scrolls on the border. Crane and phoenix on alternate walls among lingzhi scrolls on the exterior. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

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