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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.402

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with straight rim. The bowl has a white body with a blue tinged glaze. There is an incised double lotus-petal panel on the exterior, and an 'anhua' slip lotus scroll under the glaze on the interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1426-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 103 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明宣德年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Xuande nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Xuande reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Xuande 1426-1435Room 95 label text:

    PDF 402

    Bowl with lotus decoration


    Outside this bowl is incised with overlapping lotus petals. Inside it is decorated with an 'anhua' (hidden) design of a lotus scroll. Lotus flowers are an emblem of purity in China. The base of this bowl has a six-character Xuande reign mark in underglaze cobalt-blue. The bowl has a white body with a blue-tinged transparent glaze


    Porcelain with incised, anhua decoration, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35

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  • Location

    G95/case42/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF Card: acquired before 1934.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.402

Porcelain bowl with straight rim.  The bowl has a white body with a blue tinged glaze.  There is an incised double lotus-petal panel outside, and an 'anhua' slip lotus scroll under the glaze on the inside.

Porcelain bowl with straight rim. The bowl has a white body with a blue tinged glaze. There is an incised double lotus-petal panel outside, and an 'anhua' slip lotus scroll under the glaze on the inside.

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