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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.721

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1506-1521
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 79 millimetres
    • Width: 243 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        near the top of one long side
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明正德年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Zhengde nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character Zhengde mark in a horizontal line in a double rectangular frame in underglaze blue near the top of one long side
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Zhengde 1506-1521Room 95 label text:

    PDF 721

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 140, pl. CXXXIX bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.20, no.34 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 pp 25-26, no.721 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006a pp 28-29, no. 5 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc25/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.721

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.

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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