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Small round covered porcelain box. Underglaze blue with two dragons and flaming pearls around sides of lid and lower half of porcelain box. Dragon in a double circle on the top. There is an inscription on the base. The box contains solid red ink for marking seals.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 30 millimetres
- Diameter: 43 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Great Ming dynasty Wanli period
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Blue-and white box
This box was made for cosmetics or for seal paste. The base carries a Wanli reign mark in underglaze blue. Cobalt pigment used for imperial wares during the second half of the sixteenth century has a distinctive strong, dark, and even tone.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
The box contains cinnabar-based seal paste. This compound contains mercury, which is harmful is ingested: ensure that disposable gloves are worn when when handling this object.
Small round covered porcelain box. Underglaze blue with two dragons and flaming pearls around sides of lid and lower half of porcelain box. Dragon in a double circle on the top. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39588
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