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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.461

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a fret design carved around the exterior, with recessed areas unglazed, and a petal design incised around the base. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 91 millimetres
    • Diameter: 197 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Chenghua mark
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A461

    Bowl with apocryphal mark


    This bowl is carved and incised and carries an apocryphal Chenghua mark in underglaze blue on the base.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, incised and carved with transparent glaze and biscuit-fired decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD1662–1722

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  • Location

    G95/case46/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.461

White porcelain bowl. Covered with blue-toned glaze. Carved swastika fret design round the outside, with recessed areas unglazed. Incised petal design around base. Mark on base.

White porcelain bowl. Covered with blue-toned glaze. Carved swastika fret design round the outside, with recessed areas unglazed. Incised petal design around base. Mark on base.

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