Cylindrical porcelain ink-slab. Underglaze blue with four characters in ogival reserved panels against diaper and trellised grounds. On the top, blue leaf with four characters around the edges and unglazed peach-shaped area with channel around the edge. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 57 millimetres
- Diameter: 145 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base, sides and top
Inscription Translation[Family name]
Inscription CommentOn the base, the family name Dai. Several inscriptions around the sides and on the top.
Inscription Positionaround the sides
Inscription Transliterationzhuang yuan deng ke
Inscription Translationto announce the most successful scholar
Inscription Positionon the top on the stick of bamboo
Inscription Transliterationwan nian ping an
Inscription Translationten thousand years of tranquility
Inscription Positionon the leaf
Inscription Transliterationzhi tong wu shou
Inscription Translationtogether we find longevity
Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Ink stone with inscriptions
This ink stone has a peach-shaped mixing area for the ink and is decorated with patterns and inscriptions. On the base is the family name Dai.戴. The four characters around the sides read 狀元登科 (Zhangyuan Dengke ‘to announce the most successful scholar’). The characters on the top on the stick of bamboo read 萬年平安 (Wan nian ping an ‘ Ten thousand years of peace’) and on the leaf 隻仝牾寿 (zhitong wushou ‘together we find longevity’).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644
Cylindrical porcelain ink-slab. Underglaze blue with four characters in ogival reserved panels against diaper and trellised grounds. On the top, blue leaf with four characters around the edges and unglazed peach-shaped area with channel around the edge. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39565
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