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Updated: 14 April 2015
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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 78 millimetres
- Diameter: 218 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription Content宣德 癸丑年造
Inscription TransliterationXuande guichou nian zao
Inscription TranslationMade in the 'Guichou' year of the Xuande period 
Published PDF date : Date? Japan?Room 95 label text:
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
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.
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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Object reference number: RRC39107
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