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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.686

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Underglaze blue with band of ruyi motifs and wide band of scrolling flowers and leaves. Roundel with flower spray inside. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 44 millimetres
    • Diameter: 100 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF A686

    Blue-and-white bowl with flowers


    This bowl is painted with flowers outside and on the base is an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Chenghua reign mark.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.51, no.A686 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.72, no.A686 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc24/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.686

Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Underglaze blue with band of ruyi motifss and wide band of scrolling flowers and leaves. Roundel with flower spray inside. Inscription on base.

Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Underglaze blue with band of ruyi motifss and wide band of scrolling flowers and leaves. Roundel with flower spray inside. Inscription on base.

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