Round porcelain covered box. There is a figurative scene of a scholar and attendant on a terrace with another man pushing a wheel barrow in underglaze blue on the cover, and a landscape scene with rocks, trees and two buildings around the sides of the lower part. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 34 millimetres
- Diameter: 46 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Wanli reign of the Great Ming dynasty
Inscription Commentreads across in three rows
Published PDF date : Qing mid 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Box with figurative scene on the cover
The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Wanli reign mark. 大明萬曆年製 Da Ming Wanli nian zhi, 'Made in the Wanli reign of the Great Ming Dynasty.' This mark is extremely unusual. Instead of being read vertically in two rows from top right to bottom left, it reads from top right to left across in three horizontal rows. The top of the box is decorated with figures including one pushing a wheel-barrow.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
Round porcelain covered box. Underglaze blue with a figurative scene on the cover of a scholar and attendant on a terrace with another man pushing a wheel barrow. Around sides of the lower part is a landscape scene with rocks, trees and two buildings. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC40034
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