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Porcelain bowl. Dark blue ground with white slip design of four fish swimming among aquatic plants. Inside white and undecorated. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 65 millimetres
- Diameter: 152 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
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:
Bowl with fish among water weed and lotus
Chinese people regard paired fish as a rebus (visual pun) for abundance as the words for both fish 魚 and abundance 餘, are pronounced yu. The base has a six-character underglaze blue Wanli reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and slip decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
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Object reference number: RRC39573
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