Porcelain bowl with round sides, straight rim, low foot and convex base. There are groups of children playing amid rocks and flowers and carrying banners, lotus leaves, vases, a trumpet and a qin, in a pencilled style in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, and rocks, bamboo and ruyi-shaped clouds in a roundel on interior. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 47 millimetres
- Diameter: 132 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription Content京兆 郡壽房記
Inscription TransliterationJingzhao Jun Shoufang ji
Inscription TranslationMark of the Longevity Room of the Capital
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Bowl with boys playing and an inscription
Potters have decorated this bowl with scenes of boys playing. Chinese people regard genre scenes of boys playing as auspicious, representing a wish for many sons. There is a two-line inscription on the base which reads京兆郡壽房記 (Jingzhao Jun Shoufang ji ‘Mark of the Longevity Room of the Capital’].
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 round sides, straight rim, low foot and convex base. Decorated in a pencilled style in underglaze cobalt blue. Groups of children playing amid rocks and flowers and carrying banners, lotus leaves, vases, a trumpet and a qin on the exterior. Rocks, bamboo and ruyi-shaped clouds in a roundel on inside. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38969