Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. The bowl has deep copper red glaze, white at the rim. There are lotus panels incised on the exterior at the base. There is a mark on base, which has a bluish-white glaze.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 93 millimetres
- Diameter: 207 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Xuande reign
Inscription CommentXuande mark and period
Published PDF date : Ming Xuande 1426-1435Room 95 label text:
Dish with copper-red glaze
‘Sacrificial’, fresh or deep red monochrome-glazed porcelain of the Yongle and Xuande era represents the peak of technical achievement at Jingdezhen. As vessels ordered for ritual use by the early fifteenth century Ming emperors, they enjoy a status above that of other porcelains. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the dish to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body. The glassy glaze is covered in tiny pin prick holes like skin pores and the colour possesses an incredible powdery depth, yielding layer upon layer of strong red shades of colour. Outside is an incised design of lotus lappets. The base carries an incised Xuande mark.
Porcelain with moulded and incised designs, transparent and copper-red glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD1426–35
On display: G95/dc48/sh4
Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. Deep copper red glaze, white at the rim. Lotus panels incised on exterior at the base. Mark on bluish-white glazed base.
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Object reference number: RRC38866
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