Porcelain tea-bowl with high, straight sides. There are two cockerels in a landscape in underglaze cobalt blue and copper red on one side, and a rock and a coxcomb plant on the other. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 73 millimetres
- Diameter: 101 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationYongle nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Yongle reign
Inscription CommentFour-character archaistic Yongle mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming early 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Tea bowl with two confronted cockerels
This tea bowl is painted in underglaze cobalt blue and underglaze copper red with two cockerels. The base has an apocryphal four-character underglaze blue Yongle reign mark. As demand for the court declined, Jingdezhen potters eagerly accepted orders from middle-class customers in China, as well as exporting wares to the Middle East, Europe and Japan. The shape of this tea bowl was very popular in Japan.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and copper-red decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644
Porcelain tea-bowl with high, straight sides, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and copper red. Two confronted cockerels in a landscape on one side, rock and coxcomb plant on the other. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39031
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