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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.654

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 89 millimetres
    • Diameter: 216 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明萬里年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Wanli nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Great Ming dynasty , Wanli period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:

    PDF A654

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.44, no.A654 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 pp 63-64, no.A654 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc23/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    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.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.654

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.

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.

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