Porcelain bowl with straight rim. The bowl has a white body with a blue tinged glaze. There is red and green enamel decoration over a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 104 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa ming Zhengde nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Zhengde
Published PDF date : Ming ZhengdeRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with obscured mark
The Zhengde reign mark (AD1506–1521) on the base of this bowl has been obscured by the addition of an overglaze red and green flower head. There are other Zhengde imperial marked bowls in the collection of the Ardabil Shrine in Iran and in the British Museum’s collections with the mark obscured in this way. Possibly they were made at the end of the Zhengde reign.
Porcelain with underglaze blue mark, transparent glaze and overglaze enamel mark
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, 1506–1521
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Object reference number: RRC38751
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