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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.566

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with incised peony scroll design and a pale greenish-grey celadon glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1465-1487
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 93 millimetres
    • Diameter: 165 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming late 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF B566

    Bowl incised with peony scrolls


    Potters at the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen made this rare, pale celadon bowl, incised with a delicate peony flower design for the Chenghua emperor (AD1465–1487).


    Porcelain with incised design and a pale celadon glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Chenghua period, AD1465–1487

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 49 and p. 311 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.54, no.B566 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.55, no.B566 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989b p.91, no.89 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc48/sh5

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley, 1975 records: From the Mountstuart Elphinstone Collection. PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.566


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