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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 41 millimetres
- Diameter: 125 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in one line in a double rectangle.
Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39034
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