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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with flared rim. The bowl has a white body covered with a faint blue-tinged glaze, which is especially noticeable on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1488-1505
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 91 millimetres
    • Diameter: 202 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Hongzhi nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Hongzhi reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Hongzhi mark in double circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Hongzhi 1488-1505Room 95 label text:

    PDF 495

    Bowl with transparent glaze

    This finely potted bowl carries a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Hongzhi emperor on the base within a double ring. White court porcelain made in the Hongzhi reign has a blue tinged glaze. The Hongzhi emperor (AD 1488–1505) was quite conservative in his commissions for Jingdezhen.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and transparent glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period, AD 1488–1505PDF 495





  • Location

    On display: G95/dc40/sh4

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  • Registration number


White porcelain bowl with flared rim.  Undecorated and covered with a faint blue-tinged glaze, that is especially noticable on the base.

White porcelain bowl with flared rim. Undecorated and covered with a faint blue-tinged glaze, that is especially noticable on the base.

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