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Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling formal lotus flowers and leaves between parallel blue lines. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 72 millimetres
- Diameter: 154 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:
‘Palace’ bowl with formal lotus flowers
This bowl is one of two types with formal lotus flowers. They are quite different in shape. This one has a much more rounded profile than the other (PDF B681). This bowl has a Chenghua mark enclosed by a double ring. This design was copied in highly stylised versions in several Qing dynasty reigns from the Kangxi period (AD 1662–1722) onwards.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period, AD1465–87
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Object reference number: RRC39555
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