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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.455

  • Description

    Shufu porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a floral scroll incised on the interior. There is a mark in the centre of the interior. The base is unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1280-1368
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 49 millimetres
    • Diameter: 123 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On interior
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        樞府
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Shufu
      • Inscription Translation

        Privy Council
      • Inscription Comment

        Inscribed on the interior 'shufu' (Privy Council)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A455

    Bowl with luanbai glaze


    This porcelain bowl is covered with an opaque blue-tinged glaze, except for the base. Inside is a moulded design of floral scrolls. In the well is a mark which reads 樞府 (shufu ‘Privy Council’). The invention of this thick egg-white glaze was important for the development of blue-and-white porcelain at Jingdezhen.


    Porcelain with moulded and incised decoration and luanbai glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Yuan dynasty, AD 1280–1368

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 68 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989A p.52, no.25 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.59, no.41 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989B p.65, no.53 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case16/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.455

Shallow Shufu porcelain bowl. Covered with faint blue-toned glaze. Inside decorated with underglaze slip relief design of floral scroll. Base unglazed. Mark on inside.

Shallow Shufu porcelain bowl. Covered with faint blue-toned glaze. Inside decorated with underglaze slip relief design of floral scroll. Base unglazed. Mark on inside.

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