Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, flaring lip and a foot ring formed by a recessed base. There are two groups of four figures, scholars accompanied by servant boys, seperated by pine trees, in underglaze blue on the exterior, and a carp among waterweeds enclosed in a double circle in the centre of the interior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 115 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynast, Wanli reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Wanli mark in underglaze blue in a double circle on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl with figures
There are two groups of four figures, scholars accompanied by servants, separated by pine trees, in underglaze blue on the outside, and a carp among waterweeds inside. Cobalt pigment used for imperial wares during the second half of the sixteenth century has a distinctive strong, dark, and even tone.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, flaring lip and a foot ring formed by a recessed base. Decorated in underglaze blue. On exterior, two groups of four figures separated by pinetrees, representing scholars accompanied by servant boys in the countryside. A carp among waterweeds enclosed in a double circle on inside centre. Mark on base.
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