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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.645

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, everted rim and high, slightly flaring foot. There are chrysanthemum and lotus scrolls in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, and a single chrysanthemum spray in a double ring on the interior. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1600-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 61 millimetres
    • Diameter: 108 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 645

    Bowl with lotus scrolls


    Production at Jingdezhen expanded dramatically over the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when this small bowl was made. It is painted in underglaze blue with a chrysanthemum in the centre inside and with lotus scroll outside. The bowl has an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark on the base.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.23, no.645 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.31, no.645 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case23/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.645

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, everted rim and high, slightly flaring foot. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Chrysanthemum and lotus scrolls on the outside, and a single chrysanthemum spray in a double ring inside. Mark on base.

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, everted rim and high, slightly flaring foot. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Chrysanthemum and lotus scrolls on the outside, and a single chrysanthemum spray in a double ring inside. Mark on base.

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