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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.449

  • Description

    Qingbai porcelain bowl with lobed rim. The bowl has a white body and transparent glaze. There are Buddhist symbols and a lotus scroll around the interior. There is a mark in the well. Pair with A450.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 62 millimetres
    • Diameter: 201 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A449

    Bowl with hidden decoration


    Copies of beautiful Yongle porcelains were made in the Ming, Qing and Republican eras. Sir Percival David intended his collection to be used for teaching the differences between the originals and these later products.


    Porcelain with anhua decoration and transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty or Republican period about AD 1700–1949

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  • Location

    G95/dc41/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.449

White Qingbai porcelain bowl with lobed rim. Decorated with slip 'anhua' design of Buddhist symbols with lotus scroll around the inside. Mark in the well. Pair with A449.

White Qingbai porcelain bowl with lobed rim. Decorated with slip 'anhua' design of Buddhist symbols with lotus scroll around the inside. Mark in the well. Pair with A449.

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