Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with scrolling hibiscus inside and out. Roundel with flowerhead in two shades of blue in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 36 millimetres
- Diameter: 110 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty reign of the Xuande emperor
Published PDF date : Ming late 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl with hibiscus
This bowl is painted with an archaistic design of hibiscus, invented in the fifteenth century. On the base is an apocryphal six-character Xuande reign mark in underglaze blue.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620
On display: G95/dc22/sh2
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Object reference number: RRC39579
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