Porcelain bowl with short sides, everted rim and recessed base with no foot ring. There are two birds amid branches in underglaze cobalt blue on exterior, and a butterfly, a grasshopper, chrysanthemums and bamboo branches on the interior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 30 millimetres
- Diameter: 98 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationBo wu zhai cang
Inscription TranslationCollection of the Studio of Many Things
Inscription CommentFour-character square mark in a double circle reading Bowu zhai cang [Collection of the Studio of Many things] on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli ca. 1600Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl a grasshopper
This bowl is painted in underglaze blue with a grasshopper inside and with an underglaze blue inscription on the base. This four-character square mark reads博物齋藏 (Bowu zhai cang [Collection of the Studio of Many Things]).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620
Porcelain bowl with short sides, everted rim and recessed base with no foot ring. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Two birds amid branches on exterior, and a butterfly, a grasshopper, chrysanthemums and bamboo branches on the inside. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38972
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