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
On display: G95/dc22/sh3
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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