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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.435

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and grey-toned glaze. The base is unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1628-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 47 millimetres
    • Diameter: 96 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A435

    Bowl with clear glaze


    This porcelain bowl is covered with a grey-tinged clear glaze.


    Porcelain with clear glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1628–1644

  • Location

    G95/case45/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.435

White porcelain bowl. Covered with grey-toned glaze, except base.

White porcelain bowl. Covered with grey-toned glaze, except base.

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