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Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. There are two phoenixes among flower scrolls in underglaze blue on the exterior, and a roundel with a single flower within a double circle in underglaze blue on the interior. One of a pair with PDF 614.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 68 millimetres
- Diameter: 121 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl with phoenixes
Cobalt pigment used for imperial wares during the second half of the sixteenth century has a distinctive strong, dark, and even tone. Here it is used skilfully to depict phoenixes among lotus flowers. The base carries a Jiajing reign mark in underglaze blue.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Kawasaki Collection, Kobe. PDF card: Kawasaki Collection, Kobe, Japan
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Object reference number: RRC38956
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