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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
On display: G95/dc27/sh8
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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