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Porcelain bowl. Decorated in underglaze blue and copper red, with touches of overglaze green enamel. Design inside of waves and clouds in blue with domed shell object in red and green enamels. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 42 millimetres
- Diameter: 122 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double rectangle in blue on the base
Published PDF date : 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with waves and rock
This is an unusual design of underglaze cobalt blue clouds and waves and of a half submerged mound – possibly rocks. There is a six-character Chenghua mark in a double rectangle in underglaze blue on the base. Outide it is not decorated but covered with a transparent glaze.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and underglaze copper-red with overglaze green enamel
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1644–1700
Margaret Medley 1978 records: From the Ezekiel Collection. PDF card: Acquired Sotheby sale May 21, 1946, Lot 55, £80 via Bluett. Ezekiel Collection. Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 21st May 1946. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 19, p.101, Lot 55. £80. Purchased by Bluett's at Sotheby's, Collection of Marcus D. Ezekiel.
Porcelain bowl. Decorated in underglaze blue and copper red, with touches of overglaze green enamel. Design inside of waves and clouds in blue with domed shell object in red and green enamels. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39697
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