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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.412

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is a wave panel in slip below the rim on the interior, a petal panel below this on the interior, a key-fret panel below the rim on the exterior, and a flower scroll incised below this on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1403-1424
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 103 millimetres
    • Diameter: 210 millimetres
    • Diameter: 76 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Yongle 1403-1424Room 95 label text:

    PDF A412

    Bowl with incised design


    Some of the finest white porcelains were made during the Yongle emperor’s reign. White is the colour of mourning in China and the emperor ordered many porcelains from Jingdezhen to use in ceremonies to mourn his dead parents and to strengthen his claim to the throne.


    Porcelain with slipped and incised decoration and transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–1424

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  • Location

    G95/dc42/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.412

White porcelain bowl. Slip decorated inside with wave panel below rim and petal panel below this. Key fret panel below outside rim, and incised flower scroll underneath. Covered in blue-toned glaze.

White porcelain bowl. Slip decorated inside with wave panel below rim and petal panel below this. Key fret panel below outside rim, and incised flower scroll underneath. Covered in blue-toned glaze.

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