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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.701

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with steep sides. The bowl has a copper-bound rim. There is a double vajra surrounded by ribbons in centre in Doucai type decoration with underglaze blue outlines and washes, and red, green and yellow overglaze enamels. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1600-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 41 millimetres
    • Diameter: 125 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Chenghua mark in one line in a double rectangle.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 701

    Bowl with a double vajra


    In the centre of this doucai bowl is a crossed vajra motif. This design is known as visvavajra. The vajra symbolises the Buddhist thunderbolt. On the base is a vertical six-character Chenghua mark in one line in a double rectangle. The rim is bound with copper.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze red, green and yellow enamels and copper rim
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644

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  • Bibliography

    • Feng 2006 p.15, no.701 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.16, no.15 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc31/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.701

Porcelain bowl with steep sides and copper-bound rim. Doucai type decoration with underglaze blue outlines and washes; red, green and yellow overglaze enamels. Double vajra surrounded by ribbons in centre. Mark on base.

Porcelain bowl with steep sides and copper-bound rim. Doucai type decoration with underglaze blue outlines and washes; red, green and yellow overglaze enamels. Double vajra surrounded by ribbons in centre. Mark on base.

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