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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.434

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There is a firing crack on the base and the side, and a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1628-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 59 millimetres
    • Diameter: 106 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Chongzhen mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A434

    Bowl with clear glaze


    This bowl bears a rare Chongzhen mark on the base in underglaze blue and is covered with a clear glaze.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and clear glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Chongzhen mark and period, AD 1628–1644

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  • Location

    G95/dc44/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.434

White porcelain bowl. Firing crack on base and side. Mark on base.

White porcelain bowl. Firing crack on base and side. Mark on base.

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