Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. The bowl has uneven pale yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 78 millimetres
- Diameter: 180 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Jiajing period
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Bowl with yellow glaze
This bowl demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the bowl twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Jiajing period.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
Object reference number: RRC38888