Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and everted rim, with a slightly tapered footring deeply undercut inside. There is a man on a flowery bank with a waterfall within a double circle in overglaze red, green, yellow, purplish brown and turquoise enamel in the centre of the interior, and three men on horseback and a boy servant heading towards a pavillion amid stars and clouds on the exterior. There is a mark in overglaze red on the base.
- 1500 (Circa)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 95 millimetres
- Diameter: 221 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Great Ming period
Inscription Commentin overglaze red inside a double square on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Hongzhi 1488-1505Room 95 label text:
Bowl with three riders on horseback and their servant
This bowl has an iron-red mark on the base which reads大明年製 (Da Ming nian zhi ‘Made in the Ming dynasty’.) This mark was introduced in the sixteenth century as the scale of production at Jingdezhen mushroomed.
Porcelain with overglaze red, green and yellow, aubergine and turquoise enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about, AD 1522–1566
On display: G95/dc26/sh6
PDF card: Acquired before 1934.
Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and everted rim, with a slightly tapered footring deeply undercut inside. Overglaze red, green, yellow, purplish brown and turquoise enamels. Man on a flowery bank with a waterfall within a double circle on inside centre; three men on horseback and a boy servant heading towards a pavillion amid stars and clouds on exterior. Mark on base in overglaze red.
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Object reference number: RRC39092
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