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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.775

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. The bowl has milky white glaze. There is a prunus tree in overglaze turquoise, green, yellow, red and brown enamel on the interior, and two groups of prunus branches with birds and a cresent moon on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1600-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 78 millimetres
    • Diameter: 218 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        宣德 癸丑年造
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Xuande guichou nian zao
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the 'Guichou' year of the Xuande period [1433]
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Date? Japan?Room 95 label text:

    PDF 775

    Bowl with apocryphal inscription


    This bowl has a six-character mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base. This reads宣德 癸丑年造 (Xuande guichou nian zao ‘made in the guichou year of Xuande’ [AD 1433]). Outside it is painted with birds on flowering branches and with a crescent moon.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and overglaze enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 131, pl. CXXX(a) bibliographic details
    • Riddell 1979 p.115, no.101 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.43, no.775 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.58, no.204 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc29/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Winkworth Collection. See "The Wares of the Ming Dynasty", Plate 15, and p.66. PDF card: Sotheby Sale April 1933, Lot 350, £220 via Sparks. Previous owner: Stephen D.Winkworth.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.775

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. Overglaze turquoise, green, yellow, red and brown enamels, with a milky white glaze. Prunus tree on interior, two groups of prunus branches with birds and a cresent moon on exterior. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. Overglaze turquoise, green, yellow, red and brown enamels, with a milky white glaze. Prunus tree on interior, two groups of prunus branches with birds and a cresent moon on exterior. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

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