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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.690

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and flaring mouth rim. There are scrolling lotus in underglaze cobalt blue on exterior and interior, peony scrolls around the cavetto, and a peony flower roundel in the centre of the interior. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC(late)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 68 millimetres
    • Diameter: 142 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明宣德年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da MIng Xuande nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Xuande reign
      • Inscription Comment

        apocryphal
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming late 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 690

    Blue-and-white bowl with flowers


    This bowl is a late sixteenth century copy of an early fifteenth century bowl. It is painted with traditional Chinese flowers – lotus and peony flowers. The base carries an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Xuande reign mark.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 148 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.32, no.690, pl.IV bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.50, no.690 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc22/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.690

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and flaring mouth rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Scrolling lotus on exterior and interior, with peony scrolls around the cavetto. Peony flower roundel. Mark on base.

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and flaring mouth rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Scrolling lotus on exterior and interior, with peony scrolls around the cavetto. Peony flower roundel. Mark on base.

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