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Updated: 14 April 2015
Soft-paste porcelain water-pot of globular form. The water-pot has a white body.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 49 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationXuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Xuande reign [AD 1426–1435].
Room 95 label text:
Water pot with apocryphal mark
This ovoid water pot has an apocryphal four-character underglaze blue Xuande mark on the base which reads 宣德年製 (Xuande nian zhi ‘made in the Xuande reign’ [AD 1426–1435]). Chenghua and Xuande marks were the most popular Ming marks used during the Qing dynasty.
Underfired porcelain, underglaze cobalt-blue mark, and transparent glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
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Object reference number: RRC38841
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