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Round porcelain ink-slab. Unglazed round surface on the top with flower-shaped recess on one side. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling phoenix and flower heads around the sides. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 33 millimetres
- Diameter: 115 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn base
Inscription TransliterationYutang jiaqi
Inscription TranslationFine vessel for the Jade Hall'.
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli ershisan nian xia yue ji ri Peng Maoling zhi yong
Inscription TranslationMade for the use of Peng Maoling on an auspicious day in Summer in the twenty third year of the Ming dynasty reign of Wanli [AD 1595]
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Ink stone with scrolling phoenix and flower heads
On the base are two inscriptions which read 玉堂 佳器 (Yutang jiaqi ‘fine vessel for the Jade Hall’) and another 大明萬曆二十三年夏月吉日彭懋齡置用(Da Ming Wanli ershisan nian xia yue ji ri Peng Maoling zhi yong ‘Made for the use of Peng Maoling on an auspicious day in Summer in the twenty third year of the Ming dynasty reign of Wanli [AD 1595]’).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, dated equivalent to AD 1595
Round porcelain ink-slab. Unglazed round surface on the top with flower-shaped recess on one side. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling phoenix and flower heads around the sides. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39581
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