Porcelain 'eggshell' bowl with lobed mouth-rim. There is a 'anhua' slip design of dragons in medallions with clouds under the glaze of the interior, and a classic scroll surrounding a four character mark in the centre of the well.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 53 millimetres
Inscription Positioninside centre
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Yongle nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Yongle reign
Inscription Commentapocryphal Yongle mark
Room 95 label text:
Bowl with dragons
This bowl is decorated inside with a slip anhua (hidden decoration) design of dragons in medallions with clouds in between. In the centre is an apocryphal four character mark which reads 永樂年製 (Yongle nianzhi Made in the Yongle Reign [AD 1403–24]).
Porcelain with anhua decoration and transparent glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1911
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Object reference number: RRC38811
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