Circular porcelain ink-slab with a channel around the top, and a recessed base. The ink-slab has an unglazed area in the centre of the top. There are classic scrolls in reserve against an underglaze cobalt blue ground. There is an inscription on the base in underglaze blue with traces of gold pigment.
- 1573-1620 (?)
- 1580 (?)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 31 millimetres
- Diameter: 112 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationShanggong Tianshui jun wanli banian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the eighth year of Wanli [AD1580] at Shanggong in Tianshui County
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli AD 1580Room 95 label text:
Ink stone with inscription
This ink stone is inscribed 上宮天水郡萬曆八年製 (Shanggong Tianshui jun Wanli banian zhi ‘made in the eighth year of Wanli [AD1580] at Shanggong in Tianshui County’).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, dated equivalent to AD 1580
Porcelain ink-slab with circular unglazed area in the centre surrounded by a channel, on a recessed base, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Classic scrolls in reserve against a blue ground. Inscription on base in underglaze blue with traces of gold pigment.
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Object reference number: RRC39025
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