There may be information missing from this page.
Following the issue last week with object details, these records are almost back to normal. However some objects (1%) are still not showing all the data they should. We estimate the data will be fully restored next week.
Updated: 14 April 2015
Porcelain flower-pot-stand in form of tripod censer. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with phoenixes, pheasants and cranes among flowers and trees, including peony, bamboo and pine. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 89 millimetres
- Diameter: 216 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:
Bulb bowl decorated in pencilled style
Potters have decorated this bulb bowl with birds in a landscape. This style of painting on blue pigment in thin, sketchy, blue lines is often called the ‘pencilled style’ as opposed to a brush-style where the pigment is applied in thicker washes. The base carries an underglaze blue Wanli reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli reign and period, AD 1573–1620
Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 27th April 1933. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 14, p.206, Lot 131. £8:10:00. Bluett's purchased this bulb bowl at Sotheby's, 25th-26th April 1933 from the Stephen D. Winkworth Collection Sale.
Porcelain flower-pot-stand in form of tripod censer. Underglaze blue in pencilled style with phoenixes, pheasants and cranes among flowers and trees, including peony, bamboo and pine. Inscription on base.
Copyright SOAS All rights reserved
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: RRC39561
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.