Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, everted mouthrim and wide foot. There are scrolling lotus flowers and leaves between a band of squared spirals at the mouthrim, a band of separated lotus flowers, classic scrolls around the foot, a roundel in the centre of the interior with a single lotus flower head and scrolling leaves, and bands of lotus flowers and leaves around the cavetto. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 80 millimetres
- Diameter: 171 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Xuande reign
Published PDF date : Ming XuandeRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with underglaze blue lotus flowers
The Xuande emperor, despite reigning for just ten years, commissioned an extraordinary variety of forms and patterns from the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen. This bowl has an underglaze blue Xuande mark on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35
On display: G95/dc17/sh2
Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, everted mouthrim and wide foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Scrolling lotus flowers and leaves between a band of squared spirals at the mouthrim and a band of separated lotus flowers. Classic scrolls around the foot. Roundel in centre interior with a single lotus flower head and scrolling leaves, with bands of lotus flowers and leaves around the cavetto. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39016
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