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  • Museum number

    PDF.455

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with straight brown stained rim and glazed recessed base. The bowl has blue-grey toned glaze, except for a wide area round the base. There is a landscape design of a man on horseback followed by a servant incised on the interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 17thC(mid)
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 47 millimetres
    • Diameter: 146 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 455

    Dish incised with a figure design


    This dish is incised with a figure design of a man on horseback followed by a servant. Its rim has an iron-brown dressing.


    Porcelain with incised decoration covered with a blue-tinged glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1644–1662

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  • Location

    G95/case46/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.455

Porcelain bowl with straight brown stained rim and glazed recessed base. The bowl has blue-grey toned glaze, except for a wide area round the base. There is a landscape design of a man on horseback followed by a servant incised on the interior.

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