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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 85 millimetres
- Diameter: 170 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn interior
Inscription TranslationPrivy Council
Inscription CommentInscribed on the interior 'shufu' (Privy Council)
Room 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39351