Porcelain bowl with flaring sides, straight mouth rim and low foot formed by a recessed base. There is a floral scroll of peonies, chrysanthemums and lotuses in underglaze blue on the exterior, and a lotus flower and scrolls of stylised leaves in underglaze blue on the interior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 126 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription PositionOn the base in a double circle
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Wanli reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Wanli mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl with a prayer
Inside this bowl is decorated with six Tibetan/Sanskrit characters. The inscription is written in the cavetto, rather like a prayer inside a Tibetan prayer wheel. As the bowl is rotated, the prayer is released. The base carries a Wanli reign mark in underglaze blue.
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 flaring sides, straight mouth rim and low foot formed by a recessed base. Decorated in underglaze blue Floral scroll of peonies, chrysanthemums and lotuses on exterior, a lotus flower and scrolls of stylised leaves on interior. Mark on base. .
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Object reference number: RRC38961
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