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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.678

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with high sides. There is a roundel of a galloping horse and waves in underglaze blue in the centre of the interior, a band of stylised leaves near the mouthrim on the exterior, and two Buddhist lions playing with brocade balls on a ribbon ground on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1621-1627
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 80 millimetres
    • Diameter: 144 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        天祿佳器
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Tianlu jiaqi
      • Inscription Translation

        Fine vessel of Tianlu
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 678

    Blue-and-white bowl with two lions playing with brocade balls


    This blue-and-white bowl is decorated with lions playing with brocade balls. On the base is an inscription 天祿佳器 (Tianlu jiaqi 'fine vessel of Tianlu').


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Tianqi period, AD 1621–1627

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 86, no. 85 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.30, no.678, pl.III bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.46, no.678 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 58-59, no.19 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case23/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.678

Porcelain bowl with high sides decorated in underglaze blue. Two Buddhist lions playing with brocade balls on a ribbon ground, with a band of stylised leaves. Roundel on inside centre of a galloping horse and waves. Inscription on base.

Porcelain bowl with high sides decorated in underglaze blue. Two Buddhist lions playing with brocade balls on a ribbon ground, with a band of stylised leaves. Roundel on inside centre of a galloping horse and waves. Inscription on base.

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