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Porcelain rectangular flower-pot-stand with straight sides and six low feet. There are incised scrolls and lozenges with green glaze on an aubergine purple ground, yellow rim, and green base rim and base. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the side.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 79 millimetres
- Width: 243 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionnear the top of one long side
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Zhengde nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign
Inscription CommentFour-character Zhengde mark in a horizontal line in a double rectangular frame in underglaze blue near the top of one long side
Published PDF date : Ming Zhengde 1506-1521Room 95 label text:
Bulb bowl with flower scroll
The Zhengde emperor ordered a wide range of vessel shapes from Jingdezhen. The heavily potted flower pots and planters were decorated in unusual colour schemes. This example combines aubergine with green and yellow details. There is a six-character underglaze cobalt-blue Zhengde reign mark on the side.
Porcelain with incised decoration, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and green, aubergine and yellow enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, AD 1506–1521
On display: G95/dc25/sh7
Rectangular porcelain Flower-pot-stand with straight sides and six low feet, decorated in sancai style with incised scrolls and lozenges, glazed green on an aubergine purple ground. Yellow rim, with green base rim and base. Mark in underglaze blue on side.
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Object reference number: RRC39054
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