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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.448

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a dragon in 'anhua' slip on the interior. There is a firing crack and a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1911-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 41 millimetres
    • Diameter: 98 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Chenghua mark
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A448

    Bowl with hidden decoration


    This bowl is decorated inside with a slip anhua (hidden decoration) design of dragons. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Chenghua period (AD 1465–87).


    Porcelain with anhua decoration, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Republican period, AD 1911–1949

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  • Location

    G95/case41/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.448

White porcelain bowl. Decorated with slip 'anhua' design of dragon around the inside wall. Covered with blue-toned glaze. Firing crack on base, and mark.

White porcelain bowl. Decorated with slip 'anhua' design of dragon around the inside wall. Covered with blue-toned glaze. Firing crack on base, and mark.

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