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Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot. There are squared spirals at the foot and the rim, separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body, and a medallion surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band in the centre of the interior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 90 millimetres
- Diameter: 159 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Xuande reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Xuande mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming XuandeRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with underglaze blue decoration
Inside this bowl is painted with a medallion surrounded by flower heads in the centre. As well as producing objects following the shapes of Middle Eastern dining utensils for the overseas market, Jingdezhen craftsmen made objects inspired by Middle Eastern forms and decoration to fulfil court demand for foreign ‘exotica’. This bowl has an underglaze blue 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
Porcelain bowl with flaring sides and deep foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Squared spirals at foot and rim, with separated lotus petals on the lower part of the body. Medallion on inside centre surrounded by flower heads and an arabesque band.
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Object reference number: RRC39015
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