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Porcelain bowl. There is a five-clawed dragon among clouds in underglaze blue on the interior, band of key fret in underglaze blue at the exterior rim, and ducks on a lotus pond in underglaze blue and overglaze red, black and green enamels on the exterior. There is a mark in underglazed blue on the base, which is recessed.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Diameter: 88 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Wucai bowl with ducks in a lotus pond
Potters decorated this bowl in a twice-fired technique called 五彩 (wucai ‘five colours’) composed of underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow, and green. Inside it is painted with a dragon in underglaze blue. Outside are ducks on a lotus pond in underglaze blue and overglaze red, black and green enamels. The base carries an underglaze blue Jiajing reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze wucai enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
Porcelain bowl decorated in wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze red, black and green enamels. Five-clawed dragon among clouds on interior in underglaze blue, exterior with ducks on a lotus pond in overglaze enamels; band of key fret at the rim in underglaze blue. Mark in underglazed blue on recessed base.
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Object reference number: RRC39052
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