Porcelain bowl with deep sides. There are narrow bands of squared spirals in underglaze blue at top of foot and just below rim, stylised flower in centre of interior, narrow band of dotted flowerheads, and a wide band of scrolling strapwork petal forms and tricorns. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 85 millimetres
- Diameter: 158 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Xuande reign of the Great Ming dynasty
Inscription CommentSix-character apocryphal Xuande mark in underglaze blue on the base
PDF published date: Qing dynasty, Yongzheng (AD 1723-35)
Room 95 label text:
Blue and white Ming-style bowl
This bowl is a Qing dynasty copy of a Xuande lianzi wan (lotus seed bowl) made in the early eighteenth century. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Xuande reign mark: 大明宣德年製 Da Ming Xuande nian zhi, 'Made in the Xuande reign of the Great Ming Dynasty.'
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period, AD 1723–1735
Margaret Medley 1976 records: Acquired in 1975. PDF card: Acquired Sothby sale March 25, 1975, £125.
Deep porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with narrow bands of squared spirals at top of foot and just below rim. Central stylised flower inside, with narrow band of dotted flowerheads beneath a wide band of scrolling strapwork petal forms and tricorns. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC40047
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