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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.454

  • Description

    Shufu porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a scrolling pattern incised at the exterior rim, a lotus pattern at the exterior base, and geese among clouds beneath a classical scroll moulded on the interior. There is a mark in the centre of the interior. The base is unglazed.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1280-1368
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 85 millimetres
    • Diameter: 170 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

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A454

    Bowl with luanbai glaze


    This porcelain bowl is covered with an opaque blue-tinged glaze, except for the base. Outside it is incised with a scrolling pattern under the rim and with lotus petals around the foot. Inside is a moulded design of geese among clouds beneath a classic scroll. 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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  • Location

    G95/case16/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.454

White Shufu porcelain bowl. Covered with blue-toned glaze, except base. Outside decorated with incised scrolling pattern under rim and lotus panel at base. Moulded design inside of geese among clouds beneath classic scroll. Mark on inside well.

White Shufu porcelain bowl. Covered with blue-toned glaze, except base. Outside decorated with incised scrolling pattern under rim and lotus panel at base. Moulded design inside of geese among clouds beneath classic scroll. Mark on inside well.

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